Is it really that simple?

fmf logoWisdom from Kate Motaung regarding the intent of Five Minute Friday:  It’s really not about the quality — it’s about showing up. It’s about sitting down, setting the timer, and doing the work. It’s about the discipline and the practice of letting the words flow. It’s about releasing fears and embracing imperfection. And we do it together.

So, now that you know how simple this is and that it’s not about perfection – join us!  Set your timer with me. 5:00 and GO!

Simplicity: It’s really not that complicated.  Faith.  Of course, I’m really just talking to myself here.  I’m the one who keeps trying to add variables.  Somehow I want to make the Christian life a formula rather than simply following Jesus.

I know better.  After thirty-five years of full-fledged commitment to journey through life as a Jesus follower.  I know this truth.  Experientially, I have fully tested this truth.  And yet in various seasons and on some forgetful days, I go back to adding something of my own fashioning to the simplicity of genuine faith.  I think that’s called idolatry.  Ouch, when I call it what it really is, the truth is painful.  I don’t want to be an idolater.More-FMF-Square-Images-24

Perhaps the name of my blogsite – Eyes on Jesus and Shine – is really more of a daily reminder to myself.  This is my purpose.  I am to get up each morning and focus my eyes on Jesus, my Savior.  He is the author and the perfector of my faith.  Continually Jesus tells me in His Word that it really is so simple.  He’s going to take the burden – carry the heavy load.  Jesus is my Defender.  Healer.  Strongtower.  Firm Foundation.

Oh Jesus, it is simply You.  You plus nothing else.  You are my all in all.  You are the beginning and the end.  Alpha and Omega.  The Name above all names.  There is no one like You.  And when I stop to ponder the truth I already know.  His true nature and character tried and true, it’s simple!

I want to live here in simple faith.  It’s obedience to God.  It really is that simple!

Eyes on Jesus… you’re shining!



6 thoughts on “Is it really that simple?

  1. Very beautiful prayer, that I echo. Thank you for opening up and sharing today!

  2. “…I go back to adding something of my own fashioning to the simplicity of genuine faith.”

    Yeah, that’s me. I marvel at the patience and grace of God. He never seems to tire of teaching us the same lessons over and over again.

  3. Lisa, I enjoyed reading your post. Such a great reminder that it really boils down to such a simple decision – to follow Jesus and to live a life of simple faith and obedience!

    1. Thank you, Anne! Thank you for stopping by to spend some of your day with me. And thank you for adding value to the discussion!! I appreciate you.💝💝

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