Seeking simplicity














A cloudy, misty Sunday morning

Seems that no matter where I am in life, there is always the illusive--God hiding Himself and His wisdom in some area of my life, in which I have to seek, pursue and grasp for His guidance to figure out answers to my life questions.

Even as the mists hide the mountains, so God chooses to hide answers from me at times.

I have been deeply pondering the balance in this hectic life of modern culture. What really matters. What must be done. What does God want me to put aside?

A culture separated from God's wisdom over the centuries must surely provide lures that will destroy and distract from Him, from what is eternal, from what is true. Yet, to throw away those things which are not necessary, I must constantly be straining my ear to His voice and not to the voice of those who would draw me to vanity or more strife of busyness. And so I am planning a getaway to find some answers to my life's cry for simplicity and peace, in the midst of the whirlwind of life.

And these are some of the thoughts passing the corridors of my mind today:

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann

Everything we possess that is not necessary for  life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it. Robert Brault

Peace of the Lord to you this day.