“…you are worried and troubled
about many things.
But one thing is needful…”
There’s so much to do.
So many things to try.
A lot to learn.
In this age of information, is it as easy for you to get inundated as it is for me?
Swept away by masses of ideas…tips…suggestions…advice…”how-to”s…
Websites devoted to helping us save money.
Blogs about how to raise godly kids.
Articles about how to love your spouse better.
Top recipes of 2013.
World’s best knitting patterns.
Ways to have a perfectly organized house by Thursday.
How to have an awesome figure by Friday.
Homeschooling tips and tricks.
How to make your own…anything.
And all of these are good things.
But as we’re navigating the overwhelming seas of good things, I’m afraid we sometimes overlook the best thing.
We forget that only one thing is needful.
Forever and always.
And not in a “hurry up and finish so I can move on with the rest of my day without feeling guilty” kind of way.
But more like a “slow down and take time and really linger with the One who gave me this day in the first place” kind of way.
And here’s the thing I think we just get wrong sometimes…
(Or maybe it’s just me?)
Reading articles by godly people about improving my marriage is probably beneficial, but it isn’t the one needful thing.
Studying someone’s blog on theology is most likely educational, but it isn’t the one needful thing.
Perusing a book by an older, seasoned mom about godly parenting is almost always helpful, but it isn’t the one needful thing.
And you know what else? Reading about someone else’s walk with God isn’t the same as walking with Him ourselves.
So I want to tell you respectfully but rather plainly that I’d rather you not read my blog…
if you’re not also in the habit of doing the one needful thing.
No, this is not reverse psychology. It’s not mind games or manipulation.
It’s just me letting you know that I don’t want your time with me, reading my thoughts, considering what God has taught me in my walk with Him to ever, ever, ever be a substitute for what He wants to teach you.
Because there is no better text than God’s Word, and no better Teacher than the Holy Spirit.
And you know what? I don’t want to be content with leftovers from someone else’s spiritual nourishment.