“The One Thing”

Thought for Today: THE ONE THING

As you grow in your relationship with God by praying, worshiping God in spirit, and reading the word of God every day, it will appear that the world, your flesh, and the devil will do all they can to take everything that God has for you.  

They will say and do things to take your joy, rob you of your peace, and do things to remove your faith, hope, and love for God.  And it will appear like they are attempting to take everything that you heard and read about what God has for your life.    

I came by to shed the light of truth on the strategies of hell. Attempting to take any of those things mentioned above out of your life is just a distraction from what the devil is coming at you with, which is to lure you out of being ONE WITH GOD.  

When the enemy hears a child of God say “God where are you?” It gives him the green light to open the flood gates of hell and throw everything at you but the kitchen sink.  And it’s not to take the things of God away from you, the devil does not have the power to do that, for the word of God says, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:19). That word has been limited by the church to just be applied to marriage.  

The enemy does all those things to lure you from being one with God. Listen to me, whenever your enemies come at you with trials, heartaches, and pains; when death, fear, frustration, wants and needs come your way, many times those things are happening to get you to step out on your own and handle things either your way or the world’s way.  

For the word of God says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us (this means you) ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue. Whereby are given (that’s past tense, it’s already been done) unto us (this means you) GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES; that by these (promises) ye might be partakers of the divine nature (you will remain one with God) having escaped the corruption that is in the world through the lust (instead of doing things your way or the worlds way which a corrupt)” (2 Peter 1:3-4). 

THE ONE THING the enemy wants to do is lure you out of being one with God. For if God is for you, who can be against you?  I want to lay this truth before you, “For I am persuaded (convinced) that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor ANY OTHER CREATURE, shall be able to separate us (this means you) from THE LOVE OF GOD, which is in CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD” (Romans 8:38-39). 

Everything bad that is happening in your life is not just because the devil doesn’t want you to have the things that God has promised you. The enemy is doing all those things to lure you out of being one with God, hoping that you will attempt to get the promises of God your way, instead of God’s way. 

Whatever the enemy throws at you, stop right where you are and say, “GOD IS WITH ME” and watch the Father arise from the throne of your heart and show himself to be God in and for your life. 

For it is written, “But he that is joined unto the LORD IS ONE SPIRIT” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

You are a joint heir to the throne of God; God will never ever have to come to you when the enemy attacks because He said “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” even to the ends of the world (Hebrews 13:5). 

Stay one with God today and Be Blessed. 

By Erick Young