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Less Is More in Spirituality

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less is more in spiritualityDownsizing seems to be a big trend these days. I find it delightful that people are starting to think less is more. So far people have been wanting more and more stuff (like stuff could ever bring real happiness). But I really do think less is more. Not only when it comes to material things but also when it comes to spirituality. So less is more in spirituality also. Hence, the recipe for fulfilling life is simple: Less junk, more Jesus or Less of me, more of God.

I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. (Phil.3:7-9, NLT,*)

Less is more in spirituality

Faith is a gift. It’s simple yet life-changing. And we should not complicate it with our things-to-do lists. God is; God loves; Jesus saves; Jesus will come again. That’s what Christian faith is all about. Less is more in spirituality: Jesus is all we need. That’s also what the apostle Paul was saying. Anything but Christ is worthless. Less is more for sure in spirituality: Give me Jesus.


The lyrics of Give me Jesus

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

When I am alone
When I am alone
Oh, when I am alone
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

Jesus
Give me Jesus

When I come to die
When I come to die
Oh, when I come to die
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
You can have all this world
You can have all this world
Just give me Jesus
Jesus

Let us pray,

Dear God,
Come and be our everything.
May there be less of us and more of you.
Also, may everything we do bring glory to you.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you believe less is more in spirituality?

An announcement for friends of Flowing Faith:

I will be writing less at Flowing Faith in the coming months because I need more time to write a book manuscript. I am hoping and praying that I could finish it over the summer months but we will see. My posting schedule will be Tuesday-Friday from now on. I will be looking forward to interacting with you then. Also, I welcome your prayers for the project and anything and everything that surrounds it. Thank you very much for your understanding.

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you follow Christ wherever he leads you.

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Image courtesy of Annie Spratt via unsplash.com, design by Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Dance with Jesus, Five-minute Friday.

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  • I enjoyed your post. It is easy to overcomplicate things, looking for more, when Jesus is all we really need. Visiting from FMF#14.

    • Yes, we are quick to complicate things when faith’s simply all about God’s grace. Thanks so much, Lesley, for visiting and commenting. Blessings to you!