If there is ever a time of year where there are many things to think about, it is most definitely right now. Even before the happenings of 2009 have finished bouncing around in our brain, 2010 is here with its own plethora of things to ponder. People are asking, “What am I going to resolve to do in the New Year?” Businesses are planning, “How are we going to use our money in 2010?” Seniors in high school are wondering, “What is it going to be like when I graduate and begin a whole new stage of my life?” Truly, there is plenty to think about.

But in the midst of “many things” at the beginning of 2010, there is “one thing” that we should commit to thinking about before anything else. Check out what David said thousands of years ago:

“One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.”
Psalm 27:4

If anybody had many things to think about, it was David. Before he was king, he had to plan how he was going to avoid Saul, the first King of Israel whose mission in life was to make sure David was not alive to become the second King of Israel. After David survived that and became king, he had to think not only for himself, but for a whole nation! But in the middle of all of that, the one thing David wanted was to be with the Lord and behold the beauty of the Lord.

Everyone has many “things” to think about as the New Year gets rolling, but are you committed to seeking the “one thing” like David was? Before anything else, is your heart set of loving God more and getting a greater focus on his beauty in 2010? Will this priority show itself when you are fighting for time to spend with the Lord even when life gets busy with school, church, activities, and other events?

Do not let the one thing that is most important get buried and drowned under the many things that 2010 will bring.

This blog was also posted at ChurchForHighSchoolers.com – the new website of True North.

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