Simplicity may be the greatest ignored attribute of an adult. We tend to make things complicated. We do not know why. But we do. This verse, yes, this Bible verse goes on, “Simplicity with godly sincerity” (II Corinthians 1:12 ESV). Those four words got me thinking. Deep thoughts about examining my actions and analyzing myself. What are my motives behind what I do? Who am I trying to please? The list goes on…
Christ challenges us to be like children trusting Him with simplicity.
It seems most adults ignore simple things, plain English type of things. The exception may be those who work with young children. These people have a keen sense of simplicity because they know how a young mind works. Their sentences are literal without ambiguous statements. Most of us want to make adults out of young people before their time. We forget it took us years to become adults. We forget the simplicity of life and the sweetness of innocence.
Life begins and ends. What we do in between determines our eternal future. Throughout the gospels, Jesus spoke of simple truths to those seeking Him. He used parables for those who wanted to twist the truth.
Life is what we make it. Trust God, ignore God, obey God, or disobey God. The choices are easy. The effects of our decisions have eternal ramifications. Why do we make it so hard?
Prayer should be simple. You are not going to impress God with big words and long sentences. God listens to pure simplicity, not your multi-syllable vocabulary. God’s heart is pure. He wants us to be like Him. Sincerity with simplicity leads us to God’s heart.