December 6, KISS
Today’s reading: Psalms 26-30
“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple”
- Psalm 27:4.
David asked for one thing: to dwell close to God all the days of his life, never to feel or be separated. David’s requests were streamlined and simple. He did not ask for many things that would gratify his desires and wants. He did not have a laundry list of wishes that He made known to God. David simplified his life by focusing on the most important thing, which was his relationship with the Lord. How about you? Are your desires that simple, or is your life complicated and full of drama because you want so many things, like career, relationships, possessions, success or fame? John’s first epistle warned us to keep things simple, like David did:
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:15-17).
Perhaps it’s time to apply the words behind the acronym KISS, which stands for “Keep It Simple, Silly!” Where has the love of the things in this world made your life complex? Are you sharing your heart that belongs to the Lord with too many other things? What can you do to simplify?