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Verse 46: “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,”

Simplicity. Now, there’s an interesting word. Merriam-Webster online defines it as “the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded” ( http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simplicity )
I remember as a boy that life didn’t seem so complicated (at least it didn’t appear to be…maybe it was). Even as I look at life today, it seems to be overly filled with stuff. Work, meetings, taking care of the home/family, church activities, school activities, not even counting activities that are additional choices that we elect to be involved in. Therein, I believe, are some of the sources of stress in our modern lives.

The early disciples worshipped in two different places as part of their daily lives: the temple and at fellowship in each other’s homes. It’s something we tend to forget; that you don’t have to worship God just at church. He’s there every second of your lives, in all aspects of life (and sees everything). God doesn’t need to be compartmentalized to just Sunday. Turning to Him in worship, prayer, and fellowship in our daily lives, is crucial to helping make our complicated 21st-century lives less complicated and more…simple.

Something to think about.

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