David had a desire to dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Mary needed to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to His word. Paul practiced forgetting the past and reaching forward to the things ahead, as well as to the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Heart desires carry us through life. They define and protect us. What is our desire?
One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock (Psalm 27:4-5, NKJV).
Need carries us to extraordinary places. Need separates us to seek and to find. What do we need?
And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41-42, NKJV).
What we do becomes us. Doing is the practice of becoming. Forgetting allows forward motion to a higher calling. We do not get stuck; we let go and go forward. What are we pressing toward?
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to the things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14, NKJV).
These are written for our instruction and comfort so that we can follow their example. God loves and protects us, has provided all we need through His Son and His words, and is always calling us higher in Christ Jesus. A lifetime pursuit of eternal worth.
Wednesday and Sunday Service Updates
We have entered into the New. New is fresh, new is different, and new is personal. People are coming to the building to worship, and many others continue to stay home and worship. Some are gathering together in homes, and others watch later online. Both services are open to one hundred people in the building. Please shout grace to the whole body so that each of us can fully enter into the new. We are one body gathering in many places.