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Getting Back to Simple Faith and Joy

Simple Faith

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Heb. 11:1

It is all about simple. Not getting duped by the complex theories, herculean hypotheses and advanced equations of genius conjectures.

It is all about simple. Not joining the madness of consumerism and collectivism.

It is all about simple. Not looking left or right or up or down, trembling, then constructing your own bomb shelter of safety.

It is all about simple. Not getting involved in the wars of deep-seated theology that are bound to leave relational battle-wounds, simply, unrepairable.

It is all about simple. Not counting the pennies of another, while staring at your possibly empty piggy bank.


The more simple our faith, the more abundant our life.

The more simple our reliance, the more wisdom we accrue.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. (1 Cor. 1:25)

“Simple” is eyes that trust the unseen.
Not seeing the world as its driving force.
But God, as he pushes us, in safe protection, to his known.
It is keeping simple in the face of other’s complex.
Jesus in the forefront of rushing minds.
Following his lead,
the one who is the pure – the untainted apple of truth.
Not biting into fake, fraudulent or bound to fry,
but staying attuned to the basics, the reality, the hope,
despite the grey nuances presented by talking heads.
Despite the exotic languages that come in ones mind – only sent to confuse.

It is where mission bubbles up,
and it is hope that actually – fosters hope.
And strength that has the strength to endure – it endures the fire.
And life that actually brings more life – it creates it.
All join hands to light a spark to boldness,
so one can walk through the fire and come alive on the other side,
believing that will happen is they will emerge refined, shining, glowing,
a pure byproduct of him who is pure.

Themselves, yet all the same one who they always wanted to be.

And this is all that matters. That we follow him. That we listen to his voice. We hear his Word. We love. We listen. We do as he did.

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Gal. 5:6

Simple faith.

Simple faith leads to simple love. Simple love is simply what this thing called faith is all about.

Jesus never cared much for the deep insight of man, but he cared far greater that, of him, we are his biggest fan.

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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • I love this post, Kelly. I love the message that you weave with your words so simple yet eloquent. Simple faith has the foundation of the whole gospel in one word… LOVE. If we get it, if we stay there and get what that is, it minimizes all the effort into the concept of resting in Him. He is that source of love, He is the reason that we seek out this faith journey.. He IS. ( Hebrews 11:6) Amen.

    I am always encouraged by your words, but this is one of my favorite of the offerings you share.

  • Such truth in these words. I recently said to a friend of mine that sometimes I wish I was more simple in my thinking so that I could trust more freely than I do at times, that my brain would fill with less questions and more acceptance. But my friend pointed out that her wrestling has brought her closer to God…and I see that with my own story too. You’re so right though that we need to put:
    “Jesus in the forefront of rushing minds.” Looking at who He is can calm our crazy internal storms in a heartbeat. And so true that: “It is keeping simple in the face of other’s complex.” I recently wrote a post about being weary of human voices, as I felt the Lord impress upon me that I was carrying a burden I was never meant to carry…instead of listening to the multitude of clashing theological voices, He called me to draw back and listen to Him instead…and that’s when peace entered.

    Beautiful post.

  • Kelly,
    As Thanksgiving has ended and we enter the sprint toward Christmas, now more than ever, I need to keep the word “SIMPLE” in for forefront of my mind. Christ came simply that first Christmas…no big fanfare…I think He would call me to a more simple, yet purposeful reflection of what His birth meant for me and for all believers. Thank you for this reminder and a word to focus on when I get distracted by the complex.

  • Thank you for the reminder that material things, can’t fulfill the spiritual. Especially this time of the year. Simple is great truth. Linda

  • I just disagree with this blog.
    We star simple, and as we mature, we must dig deeper and deeper into this amazing world of Theology, Faith, God, etc.
    Staying in simple will make you underdeveloped Christian. The Bible is a complicated thing that we have to understand in little bites. This is the problem with our american christianity, it’s all about simple.

    I am so glad the apostles and the Christians of the first centuries didn’t think this way and we have amazing writings; nor the christians of Europe, they were very profound theologically. Theology is the understanding of God according to the Word of God and it requires more than just a simple analysis or understanding.

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