Y&F Day 1

Oct 4 2013


I’m asking God for one thing,
only one thing:
To live with him in his house
my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty;
I’ll study at his feet.
Psalm 27:4 MSG

Many Things vs One Thing

We live in a world that is consumed with ‘the next best thing.’ We love to wear the latest fashion, have the newest iPhone, and get the latest album (Got your copy of We Are Young & Free yet? Jokes.). Our attention is easily taken over by the many things around us like what’s going on at school, or in our relationships, or in our homes. We are a generation of ‘many things’.

In contrast, the prayer of the Psalmist is about “one thing.” It is to dwell or to be in the house of the Lord for all of his days. For us today, this means following Jesus.

The old Hymn “Turn your eyes upon Jesus” says “and the things of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.” The truth is, the things of this world are only temporary and it’s only a matter of time until the next best thing comes out. But the wonderful thing about our God is that He is unchanging! He is constantly present in every season of our lives. Though there may be many distractions in this world, He will always be the ONE thing we can count on.

Let’s decide today to make Jesus our focus, our sole devotion and the ONE that we always seek. Let’s become a generation whose sole desire and devotion would be to worship Jesus. Let’s become a generation of the ONE thing.