Simplicity ~ Don’t most of us want it? But how do we find it? And just what does a truly simple life look like? It seems there is always a search for more simplicity in life.
♥A bit of simplicity in storing my fabric♥
I have spent time trimming down and reorganizing! Previously my fabric was stored in two different locations ~ a big portion of it stuffed into a drawer ~ definitely not an organized or simple plan! I am loving this plan much better! The larger pieces of fabric and felt are now stored on a shelf in the linen closet along with these baskets. Knowing what I have and being able to get to it easily is wonderful. For the most part, it definitely helps to keep possessions at a minimum and then to have the things you do have organized and readily accessible. But it seems there is just no set plan for simplicity, and following someone else’s plan just might not work for you. For example, I am finding that having a larger pantry stock makes life much more simple for me. I don’t run out of things and have to make a trip to the store, and I am much more able to offer hospitality at the spur of the moment. Less of some things, more of others it seems.
Something else that has been tugging at my heart lately is that while there are many ways that we can keep things simple externally, could it be that enjoying a truly simple life is not found by following a list of how to’s ~ but is found by simply abiding in the Lord and following His course for us?
I read this quote almost a year ago and it has encouraged me immensely! While it doesn’t speak anything about a simple life ~ it has really encouraged me in that way.
“Ascertain your place in God’s plan, and get on to it.”
F. B. Meyer
The Lord is really solidifying some things for me that I feel He wants me to be about. And this quote has been so helpful in this process! It is making choices so much simpler. I am starting to see if something fits into the overall plan or if it will just add clutter to my life.
Simply abiding in Christ ~ knowing His ways and His plans and laying aside my own ~there is definitely rest and peace & simplicity in that!
“Life becomes wonderfully simple when you have only one Person to please.”
May you find joy and simplicity as you abide in Him today!