Wednesday, September 15, 2010
True simplicity is born from a heart issue, it is a place of contentment and not one of constant change, but of growth perhaps. It is deciding that relationships are more important than the material and that no matter what you do without, if your heart is not in the right place, it is just one more phase in the long row of "whats cool" or "in".
True simplicity is the fruit of living in peace and knowing what things matter in life. You can live humbly and simply with ease as long as your personal relationships are in order and your heart is set on the things of this world that will not rot and rust.
In 1 Timothy 6:6 we are told , "But godliness with contentment is great gain." and in 1 Timothy 4:8 we read, "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." so there is the test, godliness holds promise for the present life and the life to come....think about the things you value and question if those things will have value and promise in the life to come. Certainly material items have no value in the life to come, we all know that "you can't take it with you" .
A clear conscience goes with us though and good deeds follow us to those pearly gates.
We have the directions on how to find true simplicity and all the joy that follows a life lived humbly, all we have to do is follow the directions.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...