Keeping It Simple

Author: Beverly Hahn
I’m a simple woman. When life gets muddled, I like to live by the K.I.S.S. rule — Keep It Simple Saint. I go back to John 3:16 “For God so LOVED, He GAVE His only begotten Son…” I go back to God’s love for me and me loving others. I return to I John 3:1 “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” and verse 11 “For this is the message that ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” Or verse 23 “And this is His commandment, that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.” I go back to love every time. Asking myself is this action showing God’s love? Is what I’m saying or planning is it full of His love or pointing someone that way?
I recently gave a friend in need a ride to the store. She took more time than I expected. I was hot, tired and in pain. Every minute I waited I was muttering, “Come on already! I want to get home!” Suddenly I Corinthians 13 came to mind, and I felt like a “sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” I spent a few minutes praying, asking for HIS love for this sister. I was doing the right thing with the wrong attitude. I remembered my pastor preaching about moving in God’s love, not my own. I can’t say a glory cloud filled my car or anything, but I certainly experienced a calm and a peace I hadn’t had before. I had gone back to the K.I.S.S. principle.
Oh, I know this isn’t any theological breakthrough or something a great mind would be impressed with. It’s just going back to that commandment, believe and love. Then the power of God can flow to give. Whether it be healing the sick, delivering the captive, or taking a friend to the grocery store, I remind myself to show God’s love.