Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The One Thing

One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

As I was reading the Word today, this scripture jumped out at me more than normal.  I had to step back and evaluate if I could honestly say this to the Lord from my heart.  

One thing.  

That's all I should seek.  Everything else will happen according to his face if I seek out this one thing.

That I may dwell in the house of the Lord...

I know that I should be able to say, "Yes!!! That is ALL I want!!!"  But in actuality, I know that sometimes my desires for other things become so big that it becomes hard to focus on that one thing.

I want my babies.  I want Shyla and I want Jakin.  I want this adoption process to be what it was predicted to be in the beginning (a 12 month process beginning to end).  I want Hope in my arms.  I want my family all together.  I want my heart not to be so heavy at times it's hard to see the light at the end of this tunnel.  I want famine to end and the lost to be saved and mother's to love their babies from before those two little pink lines appear.  

But, if I focused more on that one thing, being in the presence of the Lord, these other desires would be met.   Someway, some how.  I will have my babies in Heaven.  We will be reunited.  The Bible promises of that.  If I focus on that one thing, this wait time will be made easier as I focus on God's will.  Not that I make myself busy with all the "good" things I'm doing here on earth, but just with being with Him.  Dwelling in His presence.   If I place my desires on that one thing, I can pray for those who are hungry and hurting and encourage other's to do the same with God's love and guidance.  When I choose to make that one thing the desire of my heart, I will be able to feel joy in the midst of this sad world more freely and still love those who are broken and hurting.

Lord, help me seek and desire that one thing!

Psalms 27 ends by encouraging us:

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

So I encourage you to draw close to Him, desire that one thing and wait take heart while you are waiting for the Lord...



marlece said...

I have two sis's who have adopted darlings out of Uganda in the past two years and you are right, He deserves all the glory and we all learned thru this process that keeping your eyes on our Father is what gets you thru this process. I look forward for you to be with your family!

Jen said...

Your words are so full of encouragement. I'm passing this on to a friend. May we all hold these words deep in our hearts so that we may be content and full.

So glad you came to the Soli Deo Gloria party.

Holly said...

I wish I could only focus on the one thing I really need to instead of worrying about this or that. Im sure my life would be a little less burdensome!

Joan Davis said...

Waiting on the Lord can be difficult. But, you are right...when we seek to be in His presence and trust God and His timing, He will give us the desires of our hearts!

Thanks for linking up with Sharing His Beauty!

Blessings, Joan

Shanda said...

Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be given to you. I pray for your heart in the wait and pray you will find all you need in Him as you seek Him above all else. And, I pray as I write, that the time goes quickly and you will hold them soon.

Lynda said...

God bless you! This is a wonderful post. I'm so glad you shared it at NOBH. My prayers are with you.