A simple life is a Gospel-centered life.
In any area – mentally, physically, spiritually, relationally – the sweetest simplicity is found by starting in Jesus.
For the month of October, that will be the topic of our conversation, friend. I’m joining in with Myquillyn Smith of the Nesting Place for her 31 Day Writing Challenge, and – considering I’m typing this and my husband is already asleep – I’m off to a *smashing* start.
But in all seriousness, I’m doing this Challenge because 1.) I haven’t written about simplicity in a while, even though it’s one of my biggest passions (Can’t wait? I wrote a whole series on simplicity earlier this year!) and 2.) I’m up for a challenge. And 3.) I want to inspire and encourage YOU.
Here’s my heart for you, friend.
I want your life to be so inwardly anchored in the Gospel that it overflows into outward simplicity.
This is where I think the Internet gets it wrong. You can google a million articles on how to declutter or organize your home, but these things are merely behavior modification if an attitude of simplicity has not taken root in your heart.
We’re going to start with the heart, then work outwards.
There will be plenty of practical posts from now until October 31st – don’t you worry! – but let’s start with His kingdom and righteousness first. After all, scripture promises that “all these things” will be added to us when we do.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I think our problems arise when we try and flip this verse…seeking allthethings and expecting to get God’s kingdom thrown in. I know I’ve made that mistake! So, for the next 31 days we’re going to simply seek Him first, and move towards simplicity from there. Ok? Ok.
What areas of life do YOU want to simplify? Let me know! I would love to address a specific topic that interests you!
PS – Y’all, I have so. much. email and blogging catchup to do. I’m sorry! Influence Conference was lovely and Gospel-centered and sort of like trying to drink from a firehose…and then I swung back into real life. Which is a full time university schedule, part time work, and a husband and home. Bear with me, please! I’ll get to it all just as soon as I can – I promise!