Monday, March 5, 2012

Simple Thoughts

In today's world, everything seems to be going at a breakneck pace. We barely have enough time to keep ahead of the craziness as we try to stay on top (or get there). We spend all of our waking hours working, thinking, planning, managing, trying to relax, do the right thing, and make the best of what we are given.
This is thinking that far too often invades my thoughts and takes me captive. “You have to be the best you can be.” It entices. “You have to figure everything out. You have to make your mark on the world.” But God calmly and gently reminds me of who I am. “You are my daughter. My chosen one. My beloved. You don’t have to be anything special for me to love you. I already know everything. Let me reveal to you my greater plan bit by bit. Just let me show you. Don’t try to figure it all out or think that you have to be someone you aren’t. Just let me love you and follow my call for your life.”
This is His call to all of us. A call to leave the rat race. A call to live simply for Him. A call to simply follow God wherever He takes us. A call to let God love us and live in the moment. A call to be still and know that He is God.

On this blog I hope to encourage you to live out this radical call. It might mean that I (and you) will have to change my lifestyle to follow this call. It might mean that you have to give up things that you enjoy and care about. But isn’t it worth it? Think of going to bed at night content with what you did. Think of having an inner core of peace that is never disturbed by outward circumstances. Think of having the kind of relationship with God where He was your best and most loving friend. Think about knowing in your heart all the knowledge that you have in your mind. Think of living the life that you have always wanted to live.
Are you ready? Then let us begin.
Every day on this blog I will post a thought for you to dwell on. A little something to get you thinking about living a simple life for Him. I pray that you will be challenged to go out and live it for Him.
For now I want you to think about this call. Let God’s words sink into your mind and heart.

I’ll see you in a few days,  Rose H.   


  1. Love this blog already!

    Caroline Leigh.