In today's world it isn't always easy to live a simple life. With all the injustice in the world it can also be difficult to live a Spirit filled life. Our world is full of delicious temptations and in America we are bombarded with a triple portion. From microwaves and ATM's to credit cards and fancy new cars complete with GPS's we have become enticed into always wanting more. The desensitizing of America is cause for great concern. People are expendable and elderly parents a nuisance. Murder is just a common word and everything is acceptable. If it feels good it's o.k. Even the word "Christian' has been tarnished to where many people believe as long as you try to be good and help others you are a Christian. It is the Christian thing to do... what about Christ?
I have to be careful in my daily living not to become completed ensnared by the world. It is hard being set apart and living set apart from the world. I do find this easier trying to live simply... and believe me, it's hard. (no pun intended) I am so tempted with wants! But I do love the simplicity of life offered to us if we accept it. Satan is always looking for ways to coax us away from God. He continuously seduces us with new gadgets and fads. Anything to draw our attention away from God.... Decorating our homes, new clothes, Internet, cell phones, large paychecks, new cars, parties.... we always seem to want more. I find such solace in the peace of contentedness.