September 3, 2005

KISS-Keep It Simple Saints

I try not to make this blog preachy, but from time to time I can't help myself. Let me give you this scripture I have been thinking about.
Paul said, "...I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ." (2 Corinthians 11:3, NIV). The King James Version says, "...corrupted or led astray from the simplicity that is in Christ."
No one ever wants to admit that they are, or could ever be, deceived. But one of the greatest deceptions today is Christians being led astray from our simple, sincere and pure devotion to Christ. The opposite of simple is complex or complicated. Someone once said that God takes complicated things and makes them simple while man takes simple things and makes them complicated. I've decided for me, simple is the way to go. In fact for me, simple is the only way I can go. I am going to make my aim and goal for the rest of my life---loving God and loving others. Monitoring people's giving, conduct, and church attendance is not how I want to spend my time. Say what you want, but I am at peace with God and myself.

1 comment:

Laura said...

I couldn't agree more. We would all benefit so much if we would consistently simplify every area of our life and make more time and space for God and others and less space for our own thoughts and opinions.