simplify . . . that’s been the word that keeps coming back to me this week since last Sunday’s teaching by my pastor – Pastor Gregg – from Acts 2:46-47.
The Impact. Simple. The simple heart honors God.
What does all that mean? Doesn’t sound simple. Not in today’s world of multiple email accounts; passwords – so many that I can’t remember which account is what password; calendars for home, for work, for school, for multiple people in the family; etc, etc, etc. . .
How do we simplify, when our world seems to stress more and more? How do we embrace simplicity? Pastor Gregg shared three ways.
1. Realize simplicity is intentional.
2. Realize everything takes more time and energy than you thought.
3. Realize less is more.
So it’s time to pick a few things. It’s time to stop overestimating what I can do in a short period of time. It’s time to stop underestimating what I can do over a long period of time. It’s counting those gifts that I have, not the ones I want. It’s time to open my hands to let go, instead of holding on so tightly. Awe of God leads to glad and humble hearts.
“Bless be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”
Ephesians 1: 3-4
(P.S. We were so impacted by the word SIMPLIFY — we came home and searched for our own SIMPLIFY sign to hang in our kitchen as our daily reminder. Can hardly wait for it to arrive!)