One Thing

Everybody I know says they need just the one thing.
And what they really mean is that they need just the one thing more.

During the summer of 1995 I worked 11 consecutive weeks of basketball camps, traveling around the upper midwest in my trust 1987 Chevy Nova. Only one week interrupted that string of camps: The 1995 Free Lutheran Youth Convention in Estes Park, Coloardo.

At that convention several people asked me about attending a small 2-year Bible School in Minneapolis. I did, and God changed my life there in a way second only to saving me in 1991.

But on my way to making that decision I made trip to Madison, Wisconsin, to visit a trusted coaching mentor who had helped me both in basketball and in my walk with Christ. On the way I stopped and purchased a cassette tape of Christian music. It was my first exposure to Rich Mullins, and these words came to mind again today as I considered Psalm 27:4- One thing I have desired...

So many Christians I meet are looking for "one thing," or "the next thing" or "something..." when they already have "everything" in the cross. Friends, trust the cross. Get really good at preaching the Gospel to yourself. It's the "only thing" worth delighting in.

Everybody I know says they need just the one thing.
And what they really mean is that they need just the one thing more.
And everybody seems to think that they got it coming.
Well I know that I don't deserve it Cause I want to love and serve You more.
You know You're my One Thing.

Save me from those things that might distract me.
Please take them away; purify my heart
I don't want to lose the eternal for the things that are passing
Cause what will I have when the world is gone
If it weren't for the love that goes on and on
You're my One Thing.
- The late Rich Mullins, 1993

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