While in college, there were many courses that greatly challenged my mind. The higher level the course, the greater the challenge. At times, I noticed the more knowledge I acquired, the more difficult it was to find a simple solution. When I found myself struggling, it wasn’t the added knowledge that helped me. It was, the simple things.
As believers, we should strive to grow into mighty, righteous trees. Trees that display the glory of God and draw in those who need His touch. But our growth should never come at the expense of our roots. What do I mean? Our desire to reach as high as the clouds, should not pull our roots out of the ground. Instead, as we increase in height, our roots should increase in depth.
When many of us first came to Christ, it was those simple things that helped to firmly establish us in Him. While we may now have more experiences, wisdom and revelation, those things should only be an extension of our foundation. Sometimes, we have to take our heads out of the clouds and come back down to the ground.
Remember, it’s the simple things that create lasting intimacy…
“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:12-13 NIV
Song(s) Meditation: Basic by Jonathan McReynolds
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
Take some time to reflect. What were those things that first drew you close to God? What was your prayer life like then? Did you notice great effectiveness in simplicity? How can you bring the simple things into your now?