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Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 10:50:00 AM - Written by Doug Hignell -

I desire to be a "one thing" person; a person whose primary focus in life is to live in God's presence on a moment by moment basis. My hope is that everything else in life will pale by comparison as I pursue intimacy with God. My current favorite verse is Psalms 27:4 which I love in the Amplified Translation:


 "One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life...."


Here are a few excerpts from an email written earlier this year to my son Ryan, who is attending college in Utah. "In reflection of my own life, I realize that as a type "A" go for broke kind of guy I have given myself to pursuing many things, most of them good things such as my college degrees, starting and operating a successful business, being a good husband and father. BUT it is only in the last few years that I have focused on the ONE THING that is most important and that is "living in His Presence" ... i.e. developing intimacy with God the Father.... Spiritual disciplines are good....but they are not an end in themselves which often happens in spiritual circles. Their purpose is to point us to God, to draw us into fellowship and intimacy with Him."


"Son, you are gifted in many ways and it is good to pursue the development and use of these gifts. After all God gave them to you and expects you to be a good steward of them, but in the midst of developing your gifts and impacting others, the One Thing must be pursuing intimacy with God. In so doing your gifts and impact will increase beyond your wildest imagination. I have been thrilled this last year as I have watched your desire for intimacy with God growing....You have been gifted in such a way that your life will make a difference in our world and it is a privilege to be your dad. Love, Dad"


My heart for Ryan is my heart for all my friends and family. That we would learn to be "one thing” people and out of that make our highest impact on the world around us.









Thank you for sharing such great wisdom with us!
Tina Rosenquist @ 11:05:00 AM 6/29/2010

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