Daily Devotions: Simplicity

Morning Moments

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. —Isaiah 35: 5-6


This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.—1 John 1:5


Jesus said, “If God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will God not much more clothe you?”—Matthew 6:30


Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”— Matthew 6:25-26

Keeping Sabbath

Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather on other days.”—Exodus 16: 4-5

Avoiding Idols

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.—1 John 5:21

Simplicity during Advent

Those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city.—Luke 21:21


Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits.—Psalm 103: 1-2


And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in me, believes not in me, but in Him who sent me. And he who sees me sees Him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.”—John 12:44-46

The Face of Jesus

Are you the expected one, or shall we look for someone else?—Matthew 11:3

God's Invitation

There they gave a dinner for him.—John 21:12

5-Point Rule

Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up quickly, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched; and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundred-fold.—Mark 4:3-8