Tuesday, August 04, 2009

My Spiritual Journey

Simplicity...Week 1:

"The Christian Discipline of simplicity is an inward reality that results in an outward life-style" -Richard Foster

The inward reality is what God has been teaching me this past week. I thought that I would try to simplify life for a week and just seek God. God had other plans. He allowed numerous stressful circumstances to be thrown my way all while trying to be a single mom for the week. I quickly learned that I had to work on this inward simplicity so that I could walk through these outward circumstances.

"If what we have we receive as a gift, and if what we have is to be cared for by God, and if what we have is available to others, then we will possess freedom from anxiety. This is the inward reality of simplicity."- Richard Foster

Sounds easy enough, right? Practicing was a bit hard for me at times. But practicing I am. And I'll continue practicing seeing all those circumstances as gifts. I think I'll be working on this inward reality of simplicity for a while =)

1 comment:

mommykoo said...

sounds hard. do you like schedules a lot? or lists? stress is not fun in the company of kids.