Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Have you heard the song, ‘One Thing’
by Finger Eleven?
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If I traded it all
If I gave it all away for one thing
Just for one thing
If I sorted it out
If I knew all about this one thing
Wouldn’t that be something

Wouldn’t that be somethin’? If we traded it all just for one thing?
It's a rare person who will trade it all for one thing, but those who
do are usually extraordinary.

Here's a cool story about a 'One Thing' person who was a big time
difference maker.

It was a sweltering overcast summer day in downtown Chicago
around 1870. She was just a little girl in a tattered cotton dress
when the man saw her and their eyes locked. She recognized
him and she definitely did not want to talk to him so she started
walking away, he followed. She started running and he started
running. She ran down an alley, and he ran down an alley. She
ran up steps, he ran up steps, she ran through a bar and out the
back door, and he ran through a bar and out the back door. She
scampered up the steps to their one room apartment in the heart
of Chicago and he followed her. She hid under the bed and he
grabbed her by the foot and pulled her out from under the bed
and ….Led her to Jesus.

That was Dwight L. Moody. In a lifetime of just over 60 years
he preached to over 100 million people. During many weeks
he spoke to 40k to 70k and often to crowds of 10,000 to 20,000
at a time. One writer says that at least One Million people were
saved because of his ministry…he spoke to more people about
Jesus in one lifetime than anyone ever had before him.

He had been working in the Ministry for some time with really
good results, yet when he heard the following statement and
begged God to Anoint him with HIS power everything changed
about his ministry and his life. The results were absolutely

Here's the statement that rocked D.L. Moody's life...
The world has yet to see what God will do with
and for and through a person who is fully and
wholly committed to HIM and in 1867 DL
Moody committed to be that man. That day he
committed to being a ‘ONE THING’ kind of guy.

He already had the second largest Sunday School Ministry in
the U.S. but his results became staggering as God began to
unleash his power fully through DL Moody’s life…

He became a ONE THING kind of person. A person that
traded everything else in.

That’s what God is looking for – One Thing People. Jesus insisted
that the Rich Young Ruler give all his possessions away not
because he was rich but because Jesus knew that the Young Ruler
was not a 'one-thing' kind of person yet. He was still at least a
'two-thing person' and God insists that we become 'ONE-Thing'
people devoted totally to Him.

Romans 6:13 (NLT) encourages us to be ONE THING kind of
people when it says…’Give your yourselves completely to God
since you have been given new life. And use your whole body
as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God.”

What if we got wildly committed to what God has in mind for
us – that we really let HIM have use our bodies as tools to
honor Him? What if we traded it all for one thing, just for one
thing – to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ?

I believe that YOU want to live for GREAT Purpose – to live f
or ONE GRAND THING that really matters– to be taken off
the bench and put into the game of life and to make a difference.

God wired you to be a difference maker.

The more you move toward being a 'One-Thing Person'
the more powerful you can be in advancing His Kingdom.

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