The Simple Life (revised)

Before reading this article do not assume that you already know what is the ‘simple life’. Don’t tell yourself there is too much work to be done and you cannot stop.

Those are warning signs that it is all about you. Don’t try to use shortcuts. Read my article The Instruction Manual of God.

At times God will send people into your life, however briefly, to drastically alter the path you are on. That was my case. I met a man the other day who showed me that success was not about what you had but WHO you had or better yet WHO had you. The man invited me into his place of business to make some arrangements for an event that was coming up. As we moved into his office, I could not help but see that this man did not have a computer in his office. When I mentioned it to him, he turned around and showed me his computer. The man’s computer was his Bible! He told me that his restaurant was not fancy like some of the other restaurants around but he was happy and so were his customers. I must add the food was delicious.

Are you truly happy? We have been convinced that in order to succeed we must have all of the newest gadgets available.

Don’t get me wrong. Based on your type of business you will probably need computers, printers, etc. BUT, if not having everything you need is causing you not to get started read my article Start Where You Are.

God never told us to get everything we needed before we start. We told ourselves. The Word of God says in Philippians 4:19 (kjv) “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

What does this have to do with the simple life? The revelation I received from this brief encounter was that the simple life is resting in Him and knowing that He is in charge of my life. When you begin to realize that what you do is not about you but it is about what God wants, the stress of life will melt away. You will realize why God has you in certain situations that you may not like. But remember it is not about you. It is about God. You will even find peace in the midst of the storm.

This man also showed me another bible he had. It was all ripped and beat up with the pages coming out. When I asked about it, he said this bible showed how his life had been and what he had gone through to get to this point.

What is the simple life?

  • Seeking God.
  • Resting in God.
  • Trusting in God.
  • Knowing God.
  • Praying to God.
  • Listening to God.
  • Obedience to God.
  • Availability to God.
  • Hearing from God.

You will see that as you give it all to God, your life will become less complicated. Learn to live the simple life. Also you must realize that without God there will be no simple life.

Remember you may think you have a good life but without God, you have nothing. Know this one thing. Jesus died on the cross for all of us.  Have you accepted Him as your Lord and Savior?

John 3:16 (kjv)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Be outrageously blessed!

Follow me on gab.ai @iamcoffeesassy

Follow me on Twitter @coffeesassy

Follow me on Twitter @iamcoffeesassy

Follow me on Twitter @booksnjoe

Angela Renee Bell

Angela Renee Bell

Copyright© 1994-2022 Angela Renee Bell & Nikao News Online. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to freely redistribute/repost this information as long as appropriate attribution is included. If you would like to receive instant notification each month when a new article is posted, please click here to subscribe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Instant Updates
Other Articles
The Importance of Having Faith

Each day we are faced with challenges in our lives which cause us to believe God or not. Why do I say that? We are all faced with things that will determine our next step of faith but what about the options facing us? Will those options cause us to...

Read More
Take the Time to Pray!!

Have you ever been in such a hurry that you forgot to pray?  Were you in such a hurry running out of the house to meet someone or to go shopping or trying not to be late for work?  Better yet, when you got in the car driving to your...

Read More
O God, Thou Art My God!

Psalm 63:1  O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;     Psalm 91:1-2 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow...

Read More
Previous Posts

Receive an email when new posts go live.

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit