Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Thing

I read a devotion this morning that was penned by Charles H. Spurgeon over one hundred years ago. It is truth that resonates with the deepest parts of who I am. I needed to hear this message. I thought perhaps you would be inspired by it as well. My advice, pray before reading, pray during your reading, meditate, and pray after reading it. These are rich, rich thoughts, a deep well of cool water. I offer this cup to you. Blessings!

One Thing is Needful

One thing is needful. This one thing, according to this passage, is faith in Christ Jesus, the sitting down at the Master's feet, the drinking in His Word. If I may expand for a minute the "one thing," without seeming to make twenty things out of that which is but one, I will refer it to the possession of a new life. This life is given to us when by the power of the Holy Ghost we are created anew in Christ Jesus, and it develops itself into a simple confidence in Jesus, in a hearty obedience to Jesus, in a desire to be like Jesus, and in a constant yearning to be near Jesus. "One thing is needful;" that one thing is salvation, wrought in us by the Holy Ghost, through faith, which is in Jesus Christ our Lord. The new heart, the right spirit, a filial fear of God, love to Jesus . . . this is the "one thing needful." . . . Ten thousand things are convenient; thousands of things are desirable; but there is one thing, one only thing, the one thing we have described to you, of which our Saviour speaks as the "one thing needful." And oh how needful this one thing is! Charles Hadden Spurgeon

Luke 10:41-42 And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

1 comment:

Kandace Rather said...

Cheri, this IS who you are! Your life speaks this message in a million ways. Thank you for being a friend who continually provokes me to desire above all the One thing.
Love you!