Escape to Simplicity
The door is blocked by boxes, the hallway littered by what most generously spoken people call 'refuse', and the kitchen table bedecked in the unimaginable and the worthless. The tired timber floor has become invisible, overladen in rubbish.
Could you conceive the pain of trying to gain entry to such a hoarder's home?
Have we too not made the Lord's entry into our lives equally difficult?
Once He too stood at the door and knocked, we answered and invited Him in - BUT now He sees no clear floor step upon.
Jesus explained discipleship in three simplest of terms. It is captured by the:
- relinquishing of all (Luke 14:33)
- non-pursuit of personal comfort and well-being, for the Son of Man had no where to lay His head. (Matthew 8:20)
- trust in Him to add good to you while you do good for Him, in fact one hundred times more in this life and eternal life in the world to come. (Matthew 19:29)
Obedience can be difficult but disobedience is far worse.
be not entangled with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1)
Out of the liberating poverty of simplicity glows a spiritual honor, and the gaining of spiritual horse-power. Sadly the opposite also is Biblically correct - from the soil of prosperity spiritual paucity sprouts. (Luke 18:18-25)
Surely the richest disciple is he who has chosen for the least?
Blessed are the simplicity seekers for there is room in their lives for Jesus to walk.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Your kingdom is God-assigned for your influence and not just for your affluence." ~ Michael Cartwright
ENJOY ~ Valuing Simplicity
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