Forgiveness adds vigor to the human spirit and lifts the load of death. It is the gaining of a light simplicity to life. BUT after forgiveness many other burdens continue, arise or are invited.
Then Jesus said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15)
The cluttering of the house can continue the distraction of the mind. We dwell upon what we have or still want, not who we have or what He wants. Jesus is 'shuffled out'.
The deepest and most enduring of Christian writers I have ever read are those who have possessed the least - they had learned friendship with heaven is far more delightful than wandering the earth seeking its burdensome treasures or accolades.
Hence there is a spiritual principle I observe;
The largest and longest legacies bequeathed are by those who banked in heaven and not upon earth. A simple life is the foundation for spiritual depth. Still waters still run deep.
The Bible's highest Kingdom achievers - Moses, Elijah and John the Baptist alongside the apostles John and Paul were all cave dwellers, self-abandoned to the deserts or the mountainsides - not the mansions.
Blessed are the seekers of simplicity for they can build an unseen eternal legacy.
Choosing simplicity is a spiritual empowering of life under the sun well beyond your years under it.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Obedience to God invites presence from God." ~ Michael Cartwright
ENJOY ~ The Mortar of Simplicity
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