Simplicity: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

All of us, whether in church, life, or at work, tend to flow with the crowd.  Trusting, contented, comfortably compliant. 

Sailing along, not making waves, oblivious to any dangers that may lie in our path.


In our simplicity, we know not who we follow or where they are leading us.

2 Samuel 15:11
And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.

These 200, followed Absalom, not realizing they were rejecting the true King, (David); to  bring to the throne a usurper. 

Absalom had invited them to follow him.  He was handsome, charismatic, the Kings son, what could go wrong?

Saints, “God has called the foolish things of the world to confound the wise“.

Foolish, doesn’t mean silly, stupid, gullible.

Who and what are we following?

We need to know the Word of Truth.  It must be real, alive, a part of us, so we know, we are not following a usurper.

Proverbs 1:22
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

We need to know the full council of God, understand His will, His desires, His ways and walk in them.  

Always seeking His face, understanding that simplicity can be a good thing.

2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

Keep our eyes on the simplicity that is in Christ. 

Simply this, He loved us enough to leave His Majesty in heaven behind, to become a man, tempted as we all are,  to give His life as a sacrifice.

To unite us with Himself and the Father.  To give us His Holy Spirit, to teach, comfort, empower us to build His Kingdom.

We must embrace the Holy Spirit, allow Him to lead us to all truth.  “The gifts and calling of God are without repentance”.  (There is no end).

We have been called to minister the Love, Grace, Mercy, Comfort, Healing and Miracle Powers of our Lord.

We must learn to increase our dependence on, our trust in and reliance of the Holy Spirits Power in our lives.

Did Jesus not promise signs and wonders to follow?  Did He not heal all that were aflicted?
Did He not tell us these things and more would we do?


To see the promise of Jesus, we must truly embrace Jesus.  Give ourselves fully to Jesus.  Walk with Jesus.

Allow His Spirit to flow through us to touch a lost and dying world.  Let His light shine.

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon.
Know you are loved.

4 thoughts on “Simplicity: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

  1. Hello,
    Very nice, clear, and peace-giving.
    Re the picture of the sailing ship – is there really a place where you can see this view? I’d like to go there!


  2. What a great picture of the moon behind the ship! It’s true that simplicity is sometimes like Simpleton. Simple Simon. Foolish. Gullible. Like those lost boys in the Pinocchio story. We need, like Paul, have all our knowledge distilled down to Christ and the cross. That kind of simple uncomplicates the gospel of truth. We are also called to be wise and able to rightly divide the word of truth.

    Great post Bill!


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