sim·pli·fy (ˈsimpləˌfī) Verb – Make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand.
I have been focusing in my last two blogs on casting the cares and not being carriers of them. We are still going to be on that same path even with the title I chose this week.
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
The word “care” – Merimna (Strongs #3308) from meiro “to divide” & noos, “the mind”. The word denotes distractions, anxieties, burdens, & worries. Merimna means to be anxious about daily life.
So now that we have done that little word study, let’s move forward with this thought to simplify even deeper. When I talk about simplifying, we could actually take that in so many different ways. It could be in how we are looking at things or how we complete a started task or project. To others it might mean lightening the loads of life. Honestly, the true meaning of simplifying one’s life, is found in them and them alone. We can seek the help of others and we can read all the self help books that are written, but until we first find ourselves, nothing else can eternally be done.
I love Matthew 6:33 (AMP) “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
The focus is to seek the Kingdom and via that journey, we find His ways. When we find His ways, we too then can find our way and by Grace we can complete His calling for our lives. Life was never meant to be complicated, but by decisions made, it becomes that way. By decisions, we can now simplify that which was made complicated. HOW? By casting the cares, anxieties, burdens, and worries that so easily complicate daily life, if we allow it to.
Please leave your thoughts below.
Good word Keith – May I practice this truth more in 2013!!!
After the election God allowed me to release a word that I had been carrying for several weeks. In the word was a challenge for us to become frugal and simplify our lives. Your words were timing and confirming. Please keep up the good work and words that you are doing. I am enjoying the downloads. God Bless you and your family. I see the boy is involved with the firemen. He went from getting his driver’s license to putting out fires. I wonder if there is not a message there somewhere. Merry Christmas.
Greetings Dr. Terry – It is so good to hear from you. Thank you for the encouragement and kind words. I have found that daily life is a Message all in its self. Hope to see you again soon!
Blessings – Keith
Thank you for the message….. Good, encouraging word. Lord help us apply it during this new year. 🙂
Very good word Keith and thanks for sharing what I need to put into practice in my daily routine of life and focus more on what really matters.