Simplicity with Responsibility

We often hear the comment, “Everything is so fast paced. I wish we could get back to a simpler lifestyle.” When that comment is made usually everyone nods in agreement. I agree too. But the real question is “What would a “simpler” lifestyle actually look like?”

Some time ago a group of young people visited a church where I was speaking. I noticed them because they looked like they had been camping and hadn’t had a chance to bathe for a few days. As I began to speak to one of them over lunch, he informed me that they were a group of “nomadic” Christians. When I asked what that meant, he explained how they simply drifted from one town to another without possessions or jobs simply trusting God to take care of them.

After asking a few more questions I discovered they were really just leaching off soft-hearted churches and shunning the responsibility of work. Remember, simplicity must be balanced with responsibility if we’re to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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