Does thriving depend on a few central, organizing, and unifying values? I think so. Here are two that have helped to simplify my life.
“One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: 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 seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
“One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Father God, let me remember my one desire and my one goal. Empower me to seek you, leave the past behind, and strain toward what is ahead and upward.