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What is Your “One Thing”?

One thing. If you could have just one thing in your life—one desire granted—what would it be?

That sounds like a question that might come from the old “find a genie in a lamp” scenario (or the related state of “my kids just watched Aladdin for the umpteenth time, and long after most of my memory is useless to me, a funny blue man singing ‘A Friend Like Me’ will be seared into my brain”).

But it doesn’t. The question actually comes from the Bible. In Psalm 27:4, David writes, “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek….” How do you think most people would finish that request? How would you? Would you ask for money? Health? Security? A wonderful family? Great accomplishments?

All of those things are attractive for one reason or another. But look at how David chooses to finish: