Hollywood Prayer Network On Simplicity

Day 3 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

I WILL BE SATISFIED WITH DAILY BREAD


“People who pride themselves on their "complexity" and deride others for being "simplistic" should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.” Thomas Sowell


PRAY:  God, in my quest for simplicity this week, I want to keep falsehood and lies far from me. I know that keeping up with lies is not only complicated, but stressful and exhausting. Also, please give me neither poverty nor riches for I don't want too little, which is scary and stressful, but I don't want too much, for that is also stressful and will make my life much more complicated. God, please just give me only my daily bread and keep me honest, for I know this is all I need to live a simple life. Amen.

REFLECT:  Have you ever thought about how much more complicated life is for people who lie, especially to get rich? They have to keep up with the lies to stay consistent, continue to remember past lies so as not to get caught, and remember who they said what to, so as not to be exposed. It's exhausting, it's scary, and it can lead to not only embarrassing but also legal consequences. Our lives are always so much simpler when we follow God's ways and keep falsehoods, lies, and greed far from us!

ACT:  Have you ever thought about how much more complicated life is for people who lie, especially to get rich? They have to keep up with the lies to stay consistent, continue to remember past lies so as not to get caught, and remember who they said what to, so as not to be exposed. It's exhausting, it's scary, and it can lead to not only embarrassing but also legal consequences. Our lives are always so much simpler when we follow God's ways and keep falsehoods, lies, and greed far from us!