Simplifying Your Life

Sometimes life can feel like a juggling act. We get so many balls up in the air at the same time that it can be difficult to keep everything going. Today’s devotional suggests  some benefits of a simplified lifestyle. Perhaps it’s time to ask God how we can begin to experience a simpler way of living.

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“Unfortunate circumstances may force us to simplify our lives. But we can also choose “voluntary simplicity” at any time. Here are seven benefits of simplifying your life:

1. Our Wants Decrease

When we value what God treasures, “things” become less important.

2. Our Spiritual Desires Change

Our focus changes from pleasing self to choosing God’s ways.

3. Our Friendships Deepen

We see others as God sees them–as worthy of time, love, and commitment.

4. Our Time Multiplies

Some things that used to matter, don’t anymore, leaving us with more time to choose the things that do.

5. Our Bodies Rest More

When we stop stressing and start trusting God more, our bodies will usually respond positively.

6. Our Creativity Sharpens

Hurry and worry block creativity; simplicity frees us to think clearly and creatively again.

 7. Our Giving Increases

We understand that “extra” is not always meant for our own consumption. God blesses us so we can bless others.

The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being….Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met (Matthew 6:20, 33, The Message).

(c) 2017 Rebecca Barlow Jordan Used with Permission


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