Living The Simple Life

I found myself doing simple Internet searches this week...literally.

A simple cake recipe.
A simple cleaning routine.
A simple fall craft.

A simple life.

It's easy to remember a time when life was simple - before running a business, promoting a book, keeping a home and being a church member. There was a time when I didn't think as much, do as much or care as much.

That's when I was a child.

As a grown woman, wife, daughter, niece, crafter, piano teacher, Sunday School teacher...the list goes on and on...I am called by God to care for His people and the things He has blessed me with here on earth. That takes time. That takes energy. That takes a lot out of a woman!

Those are the moments when we long for simplicity. A few quiet moments. Something to happen today that doesn't require multiple steps, multiple ingredients or multiple stitches. We want one peaceful, easy day...hour...even a minute would be great. But life keeps rolling by, filled with to-do lists and activities for the day.

So how do we live the simple life? How can we stop the roller coaster of high-speed living?

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

How hard it is some days to rest in the Lord. We get wrapped up in busyness and accomplishing tasks that we leave God's plan behind us in the dust. Instead of getting ahead, we get weary. Instead of being successful, we get complicated.

Living simply means simply living for God. Paring down everything extra will bring us to that point where His plan is in focus and His Word makes sense in our daily life.

Living the simple life means simply living God's way.

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