I've wasted 40 minutes trying to find a clip of the song running through my mind "one thing" and I KNOW it's a song, I KNOW I've heard it on KLOVE or Air 1 and it's not the one that keeps showing up. ::snort:: Forget the song.
In Sunday School we've been reading, "Devotional Classics". I've been surprised by how much I enjoy it. I tend to be a, "teach me the Word and the Word only" sort of gal. ::snort:: But WOW.... In this book the editors include quotes from "classics" built around eight topics: Preparing for the Spiritual Life, the Prayer-Filled Life, the Virtuous Life, the Spirit-Empowered Life, the Compassionate Life, the Word-Centered Life, and the Sacramental Life. There are over 50 excerpts. We'll not cover them all. Honestly, I would like to consider one a week with Jared and Mike. We'll see if that happens. To give you an idea of the variety of authors we've read from C.S. Lewis, Henri J.M. Nouwen, Gregory of Nyssa, Madame Guyon, Soren Kierkegaard and Martin Luther.
This week I've been reviewing some prayers from Soren Kierkegarrd that we talked about last week. This one speaks to intimacy...
"What is all our striving, could it ever encompass a world, but a
half-finished work if we do not know You: You the One, who is one
thing and who is all!
So may You give to the intellect, wisdom to comprehend that one thing; to the
heart, sincerity to receive this understanding; to the will, purity that wills
only one thing. In prosperity may You grant perseverance to will one thing; amid
distractions, collectedness to will one thing; in suffering, patience to will
(in time of repentance) may you give the courage once
again to will one thing." From "Purity of the Heart is to will one thing by Soren Kierkegaard"
This is what I've been praying (though not as eloquently the past months)....the ONE thing in my life is HIM...intimacy with Him, relationship with Him.... the title alone gives me much food for thought: Purity of Heart is to Will One thing.....
May you blessed today as you pursue the One who is truly the one thing worth pursuing.
Living all of life before the face of God...