I want to give a “shout out” to my father-in-law. Today is his birthday and I pray he has a wonderful day. He is the BEST father-in-law. I am not kidding. He has never made me feel like anything other than a daughter to him and for that, I am extremely grateful. His humor and knack for story-telling are two of his many wonderful qualities. It is a joy to watch him as husband to my mother-in-law. That man is wild about her and lives each day to bless her in a sweet way. To see him be grandfather, in addition to my own, Daddy, to our sons has been just another highlight of this family’s life. I am blessed to be able to call him, “Dad.” I am thankful for his life and his example.
I received a comment the other day from “Anonymous” who said that she was going to miss the posts on the topic of simplicity.
So, I thought she and the rest of us might appreciate a few words from one of my favorite authors, Oswald Chambers. These are some of the underlines from my copy of My Utmost for His Highest. I think you will clearly see how they relate to simplifying.
“The most important rule for us is to concentrate on is keeping our lives open to God. Let everything else including work, clothes, and food be set aside. The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God.”
“Consecration is the act of continually separating myself from everything except that which God has appointed me to do. It is not a one-time experience but an ongoing process. Am I continually separating myself and looking to God every day of my life?”
“Whenever there are competing concerns in your life, be sure you always put your relationship to God first.”
If you are looking for a simple, yet profound and classic devotional, I highly recommend this; of course, not above time in the Word.
Finally, I conclude with two statements, the credit for which I haven’t a clue as to where to place it.
K.I.S.S. – (my translation) is, “Keep It Simple Sister!” Some say, “stupid,” and I just don’t care for that word nor the degrading message it conveys.
“Keep the main thing, the main thing.”
In our lives let us be about keeping God as the numero uno One in our lives. Regarding how we go about doing the things to which He calls us, let us keep it simple. I might add to that, as much as is within our ability to do so. We may need to ask God to show us how.
Let’s remember that even when He had spoken the world and everything in it into being, even our Creator took some time to rest; such an ultimate example He sets.