If your life is like mine, it is probably anything but simple. Sports, school, plays, movies, practices, church, and any number of other family activities crowd life. Complexity and multi-tasking characterize our days.
But we need simplicity. The Psalmist writes, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7). Those words speak of a quiet way foreign to our modern lives. We must rediscover this path if we are to know God better.
Of course, we do not seek simplicity for simplicity’s sake. We seek it that we might have enough white space to truly slow down and hear from God. The point is to see and savor God. We remove clutter for the sake of relationship.
Simplicity creates the needed space for contemplating and understanding our journey. To hear from Jesus and from His word, we must stop, look and listen. Simplicity creates space for these things to happen.
So one tangible way to spiritual vibrancy may be a simplified schedule, a clean desk, or a quiet hammock. Nothing fancy.