Yesterday, I was on a prayer call where the moderator read a portion of Psalm 27. We talked about King David’s one thing: to be in the Lord’s presence. But then she turned the tables on us, and asked what our one thing would be.
It’s a tough question. Answers varied from person to person. Someone said peace. Another person said salvation. Yet another said the Lord’s hedge of protection. Someone else said the Holy Spirit. King David wanted the Lord’s presence. His son, Solomon asked for wisdom. All of these answers were good, and justifiable.
But here’s the great thing about my faith. I don’t have to narrow it down to one thing. I get all these things and more. Matthew 6:33 says that if I seek the kingdom and God’s righteousness, then all these things will be added to me, as well. I can have the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22). Some of these are a struggle for me, but that’s a blog for another day. What’s important is that I can access every single one of those gifts if I try hard enough.
But I do have to try. My faith is not effortless. I don’t wake up every morning with my mind stayed on Jesus. In fact, I said a curse word when my alarm went off this morning. But then I offered a little feeble prayer and got started on my way. Unlike King David, I had a whole list of things I want God to do. But much like the king, I believe He will deliver them all.
Have a great day.