Thinking about the focus of our faith:
But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” —luke 10)
Only one thing…shall not be taken away.
Jesus, I am like Martha. I invite you into my home so eagerly, but then forget the one thing: You are here! And the nicely set table, the freshly baked bread — all of those things will amount to a pile of ashes someday. Only You remain.
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ . . . Not that I have already obtained or have already become perfect, but I press on . . . but one thing I do…—philippians 3
All things loss… knowing Christ.
I forget, Lord, that there is only one thing I must do: press on to You. I convince myself that there are so many other things I should strive for when really, You are all. I often wonder how Paul continued with such fervor for so many years. This is how: he kept it simple. He just loved You.
Let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith…—hebrews 12
I can almost hear You when I read this: “Danica, Danica, why are you so encumbered by so many things? Look to Me. I am every answer, every need fulfilled. Me.”
Be Thou my wisdom
and Thou my true Word.
I ever with Thee, and Thou with me, Lord.
Thou my great Father
and I Thy true son.
Thou in my dwelling
and I with Thee, one.
Thy true son.
I don’t just want to do the right things, Lord. I want to be You to the world I live in. I want to sit at Your feet so continually that I am eventually transformed completely. Be my true Father; I’ll be Your true child.