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Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Only One Thing

The list is spinning through my mind. I’ve got scraps of paper with all of my to do’s. I really should start a bullet journal. Maybe that would help. Right?

Menu, groceries, guests, baskets, church….the list feels endless. And I read it and reread it crossing one thing off at a time. I’m doing it right. It seems to be what everyone else is doing. It seems normal.

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But there’s one thing I haven’t made time for.

One thing that shouldn’t need a list and won’t be in a pastel basket.

Jesus.

Somehow a holiday that was about the most beautiful love became another set of hats I had to wear. So I jump on another bandwagon of holiday hoopla and hope I wear the right hat at the right time.

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Maybe we need to stop and take the hats off. When we’re always wearing different hats, always running from one thing to the next, we miss out on the one thing that makes all the other things matter.

We can do good things in His name and completely miss Him. Because in the end it’s all more doing. And that is the very thing He ended on a hill so long ago.

No list, menu, basket, meal, or service can get you closer to Jesus.

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Yes, those other things are part of our lives. We have things that need to get done. Believe me, I know. But what if we spun things around? What if we started with Jesus?

As we walk into this Easter weekend can we choose Jesus first? Can we go to Him before we go to the store? Can we look at his beautiful sacrifice before we look at what we’re going to wear or serve for dinner?

When we look to Jesus first, we just may find that the rest becomes the natural outflow of celebrating the One thing that makes everything else matter.


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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I’m here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

6 Replies

  1. Amen, I so get this. I need Jesus first, always, or else nothing makes sense.Hope you have a blessed Easter.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Alecia! You too!

  2. This is such a good nugget of truth, Becky. ” Maybe we need to stop and take the hats off. When we’re always wearing different hats, always running from one thing to the next, we miss out on the one thing that makes all the other things matter.”

    I don’t want to be found just doing things.. things that don’t matter and don’t have eternal focus.. I want to be found hearing His word and doing His will. 🙂
    Thanks for the reminder.
    May your Easter be filled with more of Him and less of the busy that takes you out of His grace.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

    1. Becky Hastings

      Yes! Isn’t that the longing? To be focused on the eternal? Thank you so much for your kind words! Have a wonderful Easter!

  3. Earlier today I caught myself asking Jesus why He isn’t giving me an answer on something I’ve been asking about, when I realized I’ve done more of a drive-by prayer. I didn’t stop to take the time to listen for His response. Putting Jesus first, then waiting on Him, is always the better thing. Thank you for this post, Becky.

    1. Becky Hastings

      It’s all too easy to expect drive thru results with prayer, isn’t it?! I’m learning how much beauty is in the waiting. It may not be easy, but it is worth it.

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