Luke 10:42

There is really only one thing worth being concerned about.

Mary has discovered it-and I won’t take it away from her!

 

When I read this verse, I’m always reminded of the movie City Slickers and Jack Palance in the scene where sits on a horse as he holds up his finger and talks about the meaning of life. Billy Chrystal’s character seems confused and doesn’t know what the one thing is.

As Christians, we should quickly know what the one thing is—our relationship with God. Mary knew that it was more valuable to spend time with Jesus than be busy doing other things, even important things.

The way to develop a more intimate relationship with God is by spending time with God. And we can do that through our daily meditation time. For me that includes reading the Bible, meditating on specific verses, and singing.

Now you might be saying:  but I volunteer at church; but I write devotions for a Christian website; but I write Christian stories; but I sing in the choir; but…but…but…Do any of these sound familiar?

Those are all wonderful things, but those are ways to serve God not develop a stronger relationship with him. Unfortunately, we may become so focused on pursuing our God-given dream we forget what the one thing really is our relationship with the Dream Giver instead of the dream.

It doesn’t matter how much money you have.

It doesn’t matter how many friends you have.

It doesn’t matter how big your house is.

It doesn’t matter what kind of car you drive.

It doesn’t matter how successful you are.

It doesn’t matter how powerful you are.

Until your relationship with God is right, nothing else will bring true peace or joy to your life. Nothing can replace your relationship with your Creator.

God is the one true thing!

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