Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Thing

The Practical power of “One Thing”

I have been reading a book called “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World”. I must say it’s a great book and eye opening to. Here’s something I wanted to share with all of you.
The one thing that Jesus said was needed in Martha’s life was fellowship with Him---and that’s true for us, too. But the principle of “one thing” can also have smaller, practical implications that can help when life feels overwhelming. Here are some ways to practice one-thing thinking when your wagon feels overloaded.
1.) Invite Jesus to rule and reign. Each morning before you get out of bed, invite the Lord to come and take the throne of your life, to be your “one thing.” Present your day to him and ask him for wisdom and guidance.
2.) Ask God to reveal the next step. As you go through your day, keep asking the Lord, “What is the one thing I need to do next?” Don’t let the big picture overwhelm you. Just take the next step as he reveals it-----wash one dish, make one phone call, put on your workout clothes. Then take the next step….and the next.
3.) Have FAITH that what needs to get done will get done. Since you have dedicated your day to the Lord, trust that he’ll show you the one thing or many things that must be done. Do what you can do in the time allotted. Then trust that what wasn’t accomplished was either unnecessary or is being taken care of by God.
4.) Be open to the Spirit’s leading. You may find your day interrupted by divine appointments. Instead of resisting the interruptions, flow with the one thing as God brings it across your path. You’ll be amazed at the joy and freedom that comes from surrendering your schedule and cooperating with his.
This book has helped me to see where I have gone wrong. I have vowed to be a happier, loving, compassionate, patient, content wife. Gone with the old bitter, miserable, angry, scorned Heather and in with the new Woman of Grace. God wants to use me to show my family how a broken down women can be turned back into a beautiful master piece all over again. The best thing of all is my Faith in God it has always brought me back to the throne of grace and closer to my Creator.
Love in Christ,


Denise said...

Bless your beautiful heart, love you.

Michele Williams said...

I really enjoyed your post Heather... I always give the Lord my day... but then as the day goes on I seem to take it back... I need to give it to him and leave it there.

I love you dear daughter of mine!

Marsha said...

This is an awesome post, my precious niece! I'm going to print this out for Nana to read. She needs to just take it one step at a time.

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