Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Simply Simple

I knew this would happen at some point this year. It always does with My One Word. The more I pursue Simplicity in my life, the more complication I'm finding.  Resistance is sometimes the key to strength training. Add more resistance and add more strength. The hope is I'm finding all the courage I need from the Holy Spirit to keep pressing on. I saw this on facebook the other day:

"Faith is the courage to let God have control."

This has been the story of my faith walk for years. But I'm discovering that the more control I let Him have, the easier it gets to walk in that surrender. It's still not a cakewalk. But it is so beautifully Simple.

I was talking to a missionary on Sunday, who recalled a quote from Billy Graham along the lines of, "The Gospel simplifies everything, but the devil makes everything complicated."

And as I look at the schemes coming against me lately, they are all in the form of complications. I surrendered at the beginning of the year to Him and His plan of change for me. He spelled that plan of change-growth S-I-M-P-L-E.  Though weapons of complications aim to strike me down, I hold onto His promise today, as messaged to me by a trusted spiritual mentor over the cyber-mess straight into my soul:

No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.   - Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV)

So again, today - I'm saying yes to Simple. And saying yes to Him. And getting stronger the more the resistance comes.  His faithful goodness never ceases to amaze me.

Are you learning from your one word too? 

I'd love to know what God's showing your heart and strengthening your courage to let Him have control as well!  Please leave a comment below.

1 comment:

  1. What you said about the Gospel making everything simple, but the devil complicating everything resonates with me today. Thank you!