So often the act of simplifying is seen as something that would be nice to do if we could squeeze it into our lives. Simplifying would be an added bonus to life if we had the time to get to it. But we’re not convinced it would make that much of a difference so we don’t think about it in any serious way.
Is it something extra?
Or is the need to simplify truly a deep spiritual need?
A.W. Tozer observed:
We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today.
Tozer died in 1963. Imagine what he would say about the world we live in now.
Matthew 6:19-21 reminds us:
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Perhaps simplifying is much more important that we might think.