Tuesday, December 26, 2006
By Ramone - September 24, 2006
I'd like to do a bigger color version of this someday, I think. Around this time I was in another heavy theological with some friends online, and it was pretty heavy. Sometimes the thoughts just don't go away. The "questions" (or rather the answers that people offer as the only two options) were hard to forget, and clouded so much it was hard to concentrate. At that time I just kind of spiritually wanted to remember that there is One thing!
And Jesus answered and said unto her, "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord...
Lots of things are important, and lots of things are maybe necessary. But in the end as well as the beginning, there is One thing -- falling down at the feet of Jesus and adoring Him, listening to Him, learning from Him and waiting on Him. Dropping yourself there at His feet in the most personal, deep relationship of openness. Often we try to figure things out in order to approach Him correctly, and we really get busy going back and forth learning this and that "on His behalf". And we forget to sit at His feet. Time spent with Him is blessed and more valuable than things done for Him or things learned from having gone back and forth.