A friend posted a link to the website of a respected person in the publishing world. In reading through one of the posts featured there, I came up against myself in a way I hadn't quite done before.
The theme was about finding one's passion and, to tell you the truth, that one noun almost kept me from reading. Instead I persevered, translating the 'p' word to a 'c' word, call. It was pretty easy going until I got to the last of the three steps offered.
"Ask others about the 'one thing'."
The author admitted that when she'd done the asking herself it felt a bit "awkward or self-serving." To her surprise the people who read her question actually took the time to respond. She found the answers helpful in understanding the call God was placing on her life.
So this week, instead of expounding on the insights God's been granting me - which He has in abundance - I'd like to ask you to expound on that simple question for me.
What is my one thing?
I'll be looking for your responses.
And just so you don't think I'm being lazy, here's a passage God has been bringing alive to me these days along with a song of praise. May He bless you through His Truth for His own glory.
"But now, this is what the LORD says -
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel;
'Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you [Sandra] by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom, - Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you [Sandra],
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you [Sandra];
I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, 'Give them up!'
and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.'
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters, from the ends of the earth -
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made." Isaiah 43:1-7