This One Thing: Music Interlude and Word of Faith

Ecclesiasties 1:14;12:13  “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind…The end of the matter, all having been heard: fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole man.”

The book of Ecclesiastes was inspired by the Living Spirit of God and written by not only the wisest man to ever live, but the wealthiest man of all creation; King Solomon. In his lifetime, he had tasted of every indulgence he could, wealth was in abundance, of woman he did not lack. There was nothing under the sun that was denied him.

And yet, after running around the mountain of indulgence and want, whether of Godly pursuit or in the attempt to appease the longings of his own flesh and desires; he came to the simple and yet profound conclusion, that nothing, NOTHING else was of true value, all was as chasing the wind, except loving God.

The word “fear” used in the scripture in regard to the Holy God of creation, is not that of being afraid and cowering, but one of awe and reverence. To be totally stricken silent by the glorious wonder of the One you are beholding. At the end of it all, King Solomon had found his One thing. God was his one thing.

Some may be thinking, “Well, that’s all well and good for him, but I live in the real world and I have real problems and cares.” So did Solomon. Whether at your greatest height or your lowest low, there is nothing so sweet as the embrace of Yeshua Jesus but you can only experience that by giving Him permission to take you in His arms.

Yeshua Jesus longs to love you and be loved by you. He died for you as His greatest expression of His love because YOU are HIS ONE THING.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

I encourage you to listen to the song again, read the words and maybe even sing along. Allow yourself to be enraptured with the truth that you are His One thing and His desire is to be close to you. And allow Him to be your One thing, for in Him are all things and you will lack for no good thing! (Matthew 6:24-34)

Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

~Poiema, Poetry in Motion

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Little, Yet Fierce: A Quote 3 Quotes Challenge!

Though she be but little, she is fierce.” ~William Shakespeare

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Hello all! I have been nominated by Marje of Kyrosmagica blog to participate in the “3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge.” First, I would like to thank her for this opportunity as I am given to the love of quotes, and always happy to share them.

So why this quote? Although I am not a reader of Shakespeare, and could not tell you from which play this quote comes, or of who or what he was referring, I still find such magic and an evocation of power in the words.

“…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

The first thing that came to mind (apart from my self 😉 ) was the thought of a mustard seed and how Yeshua Jesus references its size to all other seeds, but draws attention to the power, glory and possibility that lies within the tiny husk.

The Savior likens the Kingdom of Heaven to a mustard seed. The contradiction just makes me smile, to compare something infinite, grand and eternal, to something so seemingly insignificant, small and powerless.

Speaking about FAITH,  He says that all we need to have is faith the size of a mustard seed and we could speak to any mountain and it would be moved into the depths of the sea. He says that even though the mustard seed is the tiniest of her kind, she produces the largest of trees (in comparison to other garden plants,) one in which birds take shelter.

“He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. And this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.” Matthew 13:31,32

Such a tiny seed filled with such greatness that others are able to find comfort in its roots.

Our dreams, our passions, our faith and hope, boasts such immeasurable possibility and infinite strength. All we need do is put the “seed” in the ground and have faith that it will grow.

No matter your dream or vision, no matter how tiny she my seem, remember she is FIERCE, though she be but little. Great things come int tiny packages. Have faith.

RULES OF THE CHALLENGE:

  1. Give thanks to the person who nominated you with a link to their blog. 
  2. Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
  3. Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavor.

Here are my Nominees

Due check out their blogs and as if I need to say it, FOLLOW THEM!

Cheers!