|Theme: Practicing Simplicity
Scripture: Luke 12:13-34
Give me neither poverty nor riches but help me simply put the kingdom first in all I do. Give me only my daily bread. May we learn to live carefree with the God who is most careful with us.
And in the words that the Lord Jesus taught his disciples to say:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are Yours, now and for ever.
Practice (from ‘How to Unhurry’ workbook, by John Mark Comer):
1. If you don’t have a schedule, start there. Draw up a week/month in the life of yours truly.
2. Then delete a few things.
- Here’s a few easy targets that eat up heaps of time for many people:
- – TV.
- – Social Media.
- – Time online.
- – Video games.
- – Extra social obligations.
- This exercise requires a clear vision of your life before God, a basic sense of his call on your life, and a sense of values. It should force you to ask, what really matters to me? What are my priorities? What relationships do I need to give my energies to? What activities are honestly a waste of my time? These are all great questions to sit in the tension of.