(Was part of the Monday Mood Food series)
One thing I have desired from Jehovah, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to pray in His temple. Psalm 27:4
Are you experiencing difficulty with dealing with disappointments, hurt, painful experiences, etc that happened in the past, or even sins you committed yesterday, and does it hinder your boldness and moving on to a life filled with joy and happiness? The answer lies in Phil 3:14: “…but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…” And what are the things which are before? The high calling which is to be found in only one thing: Jesus Christ and Him in you (Heb 3:1).
Don’t camp around your sins, failures, pain, etc or allow the enemy to accuse you. Choose to believe your Heavenly Father by looking away from everything that distracts you and focusing on Jesus (Heb 12:1-2) Don’t see yourself and all your failures and sins when you look in the mirror, but behold Jesus Christ and you will be changed from glory to glory(2 Cor 3:18). Decide today to accept the fact that you are a new creation and the day you were baptized one new man/woman in Christ was born: fully holy, fully sanctified and fully empowered and sealed by the Holy Spirit and Christ within!
Jesus came to earth for one thing: to die on the Cross for you and me so that we can be set free and have eternal life. By His own blood He entered only once, to obtain redemption for you and me, and by that one thing, that one offering, He perfected and sanctified you and me forever! (Heb 9:12, 10:10,14)
The one thing we, as His Body, can all focus and agree upon, by putting away all theological differences, is Jesus Christ (Heb 12:1-2), the wisdom and power of God. This one thing alone will bring unity, oneness and make us of one mind, allowing us to walk by the same rule (Phil 3:15-16)
On a more personal level, there is one thing, one passion and calling God has placed in your heart. Follow and pursue that one thing with all your might – the accomplishment thereof will bring fulfillment and joy untold, not just to you personally, but to multitudes of people.
Embrace your new man/woman in Christ today and make a firm resolve to focus on Jesus Christ, and not on your own failures and disappointments.