Hello, and welcome to Faith is Hope,
Just one thing. I listen to people talking about how hard life is. The crazy upside-down multi-tasking at a thousand miles an hour with their hair on fire world. Yep, there are hills and valleys, rivers, and oceans. Life is difficult, it’s challenging, and it’s simple. If you remember that life is all about just one thing. Now I can already hear it. People shouting okay, so just what is this one thing? Well, that’s for you to find out. I’m not being a smart (forgive the word) ass, but it’s true. Each of us has to find out what that one thing is. What that one thing is for me most likely won’t be the same for you. Maybe it will be, who knows? But you’re the only one who will know what that one thing is, and when you find it.
Now go with me on this. If you walk into one of those all-you-can-eat buffets. You grab a plate and head for the food. You take some of that, a little of this, then there’s that stuff, and oh I haven’t had that in a dog’s age. And by the time you get back to your table, your plate is stacked up three or four inches, and you’re wondering if you’re going to be able to get through it all. But if you take your plate, go and get just one thing. Take it to your table, eat, and then if you want get another plate and go back and get just one more thing. You don’t have too much on your plate, you’re not overwhelmed, and you don’t feel sick when you’ve finished.
God didn’t make our lives complicated, we did. Instead of living today, we walk around worrying about everything we have to do today for tomorrow, for next week, and next month. Matthew chapter 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
In the military, we had a little saying; One thing at a time, first things first. If I took a handful of coins and tossed them up in the air toward you, you might catch a few who knows? But if I took that same handful of coins and tossed them towards you one at a time you’d probably catch every one of them. And that’s the greatest secret for simplicity; one thing at a time, first thing first.
See, the first thing is you put all your trust in the Lord, next you learn to walk by faith, then you begin to build hope. Not in less work that you have to do, or a less hectic life. But in the promise God made to each of us. The promise of salvation through Jesus Christ. And that hope helps to build and strengthen our faith. It also starts to create a relationship with Christ, which in turn brings us closer to God the Father. One thing at a time, first things first.
Now I have to tell you. It took me most of my life for me to figure out what that one thing is. For me, it’s relationships. First, my relationship with God, then my relationship with Jesus Christ. There’s my relationship with my wife and kids. Then there’s the relationship with my friends. And finally, my relationship with those I don’t even know.
Jesus said that no servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Luke chapter 16:13
I think that’s why it’s so difficult for people to do more than one thing at a time. Now think about it. If you’re trying to multi-task two or three projects, are you giving each of those projects one hundred percent? If you love God, and you love money or anything else can you give both one hundred percent, or are you going to have to split yourself between the two? Now, God wants us to put him first, and everything he puts in our lives we’re supposed to love, and care for, nurture, cherish and be blessed by it. God made our lives simple. But when evil entered into the garden and tempted Adam and Eve to disobey God, to sin. Life got really complicated, really fast.
Ask yourself, what is the most important thing or person in your life? Now ask yourself, what is the next most important thing or person? And when you do that, and you’re honest about it, you might just find out that what you thought was the most important, really isn’t.
Just one thing. What’s your just one thing?
We are entering a time of uncertainty and tribulation. The unrest and societal upheaval. Wars, sexual perversions, lies, deceit, corruption. The major world governments attack God, Christianity, Judaism, and people’s faith. Yes, the governments are attacking God. This administration and many of the leaders of the world are pushing sexual immorality and perversion. They’re putting little kids in the cross-hairs of child molesters, and pedophiles. The murder of God’s unborn children is celebrated. And anyone who would dare to pray for one of those children is arrested. God gave us his commandments. God gave Moses his laws, statutes, and ordinances so that we can all live as a society that is caring for all its members. But what’s happened to the rule of law? God is the law, and we’re kicking him out. Satan is not the law. Satin is chaos and confusion, death and destruction, and we’re inviting him into our homes, our schools, our governments, our streets, and even our churches.
The clock is ticking, and time is running out for all of us. So what is your “just one thing”?
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Hey, I’m Dave – Join me next time when I talk about “The Lion and The Lamb”. And until then, I’ll see you at the Rest Area.