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Today’s word for Five minute Friday is Simplify.
I have to admit, I think of the word simplify and to simplify is to make things easy, to uncomplicated matters. Then I wonder, what is there is life that can use a good case of simplification?
I think of how complicated we make things sometimes, I have a son who likes to over explain things, and sometimes it all just runs together his explanations. All those words, sometimes, just sometimes I wish he would choose the simple answer… especially when the fogginess of the flu hits. 🙂
BUT this post isn’t about my long-winded boy… it’s about my wondering about what needs simplification.
God’s grace? It’s easy to complicate this. But in the end… God’s grace is always there, always extended for his people. I think it’s easy to forget the simplicity of God’s ever present grace. Poured out on our lives daily.
God’s gift? Again, easy to complicate, saying we need to truly understand what it is, but you know.. a gift is a gift (until it isn’t) but since God says it’s a gift and he doesn’t lie.. a gift is simply a gift. You either accept it, or you don’t. The choice is there, ever so simplified… receive it or don’t.
God’s call? To be transformed by the renewing of our minds. You see I KNOW I have made this complicated, wondering on what it means to be renewed, to be transformed, when I actually KNOW what that means. It’s just that willingness to the person that God truly wants me to be. YES, it’s complicated but in the base of it… simplification. A willingness to be transformed by having my mind renewed by the Lord himself.
Have you done it? Complicated what shouldn’t be?
Simplify it. See the brass tacks of it. God’s grace, God’s gift, God’s call. Doesn’t need to be complicated.
Before I forget let me tell you about a couple of things.
- I’ve got an art project in the Canadian Homeschool Fair. You can learn more about it here eh? It’s coming in February, I hope you join us there! 🙂 It runs Feb 2-11, free during conference, full conference videos has a price tag but I’ll have to get back to you that. GAH!!! I can’t do it, I’m too excited!!!!!! Can you imagine it? I AM PART OF A CONFERENCE!!!!!!! ME, little ole me…. part of a conference!!!!!
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