And in the middle of scribbling out my
"to-do-list," I see it ...
A gentle reminder - if only I remember it first.
Why do I become so easily caught up in the daily
rituals and the mundane, before the One Needful Thing has been sought out and
Are my prioritized habits really that watered down?
I read it again - there above my pantry door, adhered black-bold in vinyl
as if speaking aloud this time - audible to my ears - since my heart is too
caught up in task's that don't hold a flame to
What are the basics I need in my daily life?
Food. Air. Water. Shelter. Clothing.
Yet, "every needful thing" is so much more than just the basics.
It is interwoven gold threads, complete sure, into the
One needful thing.
All of the basics parallel to Him.
His word is divine food for my hungered soul.
He is the breath of life.
Living Waters, that I "shall never thirst."
Shelter - dwelling place with Him.
Clothing - protective armor of Him.
When I focus my priorities on
the One needful thing,
everything else that follows behind, becomes do-able.
Possible. Burdens lighter. Abilities magnified.
My heart yearns to focus - to hear Him - Spirit to Spirit.
I stop writing half way down and pen in capped-bold:
"The One Needful Thing."
He is now #1 on my to-do-list. As He always should be.
The One Needful Thing I can't ever do without.
And that will not ever be taken from me.
"But one thing is needful:
and Mary hath chosen that good part,
which shall not be taken away from her."
"Why do I make to-do lists to run my life
but not make time to let God’s Word revolutionize my life?"