10/16/23  MondayMatters: Keep It Simple, Saints

10/16/23 MondayMatters: Keep It Simple, Saints

One of the often overlooked disciplines of the spiritual life is the discipline of simplicity. Here are 6 steps to help you choose a more austere, perhaps Christ-centered life in the days ahead. For a daily thought about this and other topics, subscribe at branchesblog.com, or follow on Facebook or Instagram. (Did I say that right?😂) Below the video is a brief outline of the content.



the disciplines of prayer, study, meditation, and fasting are better known. But the discipline is fasting is desperately needed in our western culture. Here’s a paragraph from Richard Foster’s book.

Stuff distracts. Stuff delays. And stuff demands.

How do I think differently?

See things as a gift.

See God as in charge.

See yourself as a resource.


So what do I do?
1. Don’t buy things for status.

2. Be a giver, not a hoarder.

3. Enjoy creation.

4. Reject the hype.

5. Avoid addiction.

6. See God first.     Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else will be added to you as well.”


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