Thursday, July 18, 2013

One Thing is Needed.

I am sure we can all think of one thing that is needed, but is it the right 'one thing'?  I can think of a very important 'on thing' right now, and it is important to me but is it the 'one thing' that I need most?  Probably not.  We get our priorities mixed up and do not always put first things first.

Jesus said to Martha, Mary's sister, Luke 10:41,42  "And.Jesus answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.  But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part which will not be taken away from her."

What was the good part that Mary had chosen?  She was sitting at Jesus feet communing with Him and Martha her sister was busy getting things ready for a meal and wanted Mary to help her but Jesus commended Mary for choosing the good part of communing with Him.

Another time someone came running up to Jesus and knelt before Him asking what he could do to be saved and Jesus repeated some of the commandments and he answered Jesus and said all these things I have kept from my youth up and Jesus answer was, "One thing you lack; Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and COME, TAKE UP THE CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME."

What did he lack?  He needed to get rid of the things that were holding him back from following Jesus and
'Come and follow me, spend time with me".

This is Jesus admonition to all of us.  Get rid of anything that is standing in our way of following Jesus and come and follow Him, kneel at His feet, spend time with Him.  I can't stress this enough, since I have been spending more time with Him, I am learning to know Him and am learning to love Him more each day.  This is the reason for Jesus admonition that one thing is needful or one thing you lack.

How is it with you, are you lacking that 'one thing'?  I was, but now am trying to fulfill the admonition of Kneeling at His feet and learning from Him.  Doing this blog each day helps me more than it is probably helping anyone else but I pray I am not the only one being helped by it, but if I am, I am totally satisfied that my relationship with Jesus is growing stronger each day by doing my worships on line.

Of course I spend more time than this with God, this is just the cream of the crop that you are getting.  If we want to grow up in Christ, we must spend time with Him.  I always talk to Him in prayer before I read my Bible or do my blog.  That way I am prepared to listen as He presents different things to me that I need each day.  It has been such a blessing to me and I do hope and pray that you are being blessed also.  May God continue to bless each one of us daily as we supply that 'one thing that is needed' staying close to Him and talking to Him and listening to Him through His word.  Grandma Joan

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