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Written by cycleguy on January 11th, 2019

This has nothing to do with song from the 60s by Three Dog Night (even though I liked it and still do).

The movie Seabiscuit was the story of more than a horse. It was also the story of a jockey named Red; a trainer whose time as a cowboy had long been up; an owner who lost his only son to an accident and found himself divorced, lonely and lost until he met and married a young lady who turned his life around; and they, in turn, bought a horse who was considered a runt. They had to retrain what Seabiscuit thought about himself. Then they had to train him how to run. The rest was up to him. During a race “the Biscuit” (as he was called) was virtually on his own. It wasn’t the ones behind him Biscuit concerned himself with. It was the one ahead. He became singularly focused.

Most of have at one time or another been guilty of tunnel vision. We see nothing around us, sort of like the horse that runs with blinders on.

In Psalm 27:4 David says, “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.” In David’s day, the temple (tabernacle) was where God lived. David wanted to be in God’s presence. But notice what he said about it: It was his one desire!

My sermon Sunday is entitled My One Thing. It will be a challenging message for me. For those who listen. I am challenging myself to take stock of what my highest priority is. What is My One Thing?ย  My prayer is that we will all be challenged to answer that one question. Your prayers would be much appreciated.

I will also be showing this video to go along with the message.

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sounds to me like this will be a powerful message, indeed, Bill. I’ll be praying!

  2. Linda Stoll says:

    Gazing on His beauty sure beats gazing at screens, wandering around aimlessly, wasting time that belongs to Him.

    I appreciate your thoughts today, Bill …

  3. Kari Scare says:

    The idea of wearing blinders can be thought of as bad if it keeps us from seeing the bigger picture. It can be good, though, if we consider that horses wear blinders to keep them from getting distracted and spooked. We need that singular focus too at times in our lives. Another thought is on the idea of the โ€œone thing.โ€ Reminds me of the movie Ciry Slickers and again the need for focus. Also reminds me of the times in the Bible when we are encouraged to focus our attention and efforts.

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