Category Archives: Simplicity

· August 25, 2017

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
Revelation 3:20 (ESV)

Sometimes we need to quiet our hearts and minds enough to hear God knocking at the door of our heart. Take some time today to be still, listen and invite God in.


· December 14, 2016

That people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Isaiah 45:6 (ESV)

While so many things clamor for our attention and admiration, remember the truth and simplicity of this passage.


· May 5, 2016

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15 (ESV)

Spend more time listening.



· August 17, 2015

And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 19:16-19 (ESV)

Consider living this simply.


· November 20, 2014

After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him. But they could think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said.
Luke 19:47,48 (NLT)

We hear messages from all different directions; let us remember to hang onto the words that Jesus said.


· November 17, 2014

“What do you want me to do for you?”
Luke 18:41a (ESV)

Sometimes what seems like the easiest question to answer actually takes a long time to. Do you know what you need God to do for you? Ask.


· November 3, 2014

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3,4 (ESV)

Follow these instructions.


· October 28, 2014

May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 (NLT)



· October 15, 2014

But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.
Galatians 5:22,23 (NLT)

Surrender control and submit to the Holy Spirit controlling your life so that this kind of fruit is produced in you.


· October 6, 2014

Obviously, I’m not trying to be a people pleaser! No, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ’s servant.
Galatians 1:10 (NLT)

Resist the temptation of being a people pleaser.