Everything in my life seems to be complicated right now.  I kid my wife that her spiritual gift is being able to complicate the simplest thing.  We cannot go into a store, walk up to an item, pick it up and buy it. We have to decide if we are going to take her whole purse in or just her wallet, we have to go back to her purse because the coupon is in the purse, oops, we have to go back to the car because we forgot to bring in our bags, I make the obligatory “I have my bag right by my side” joke, we need to decide if we need a cart or not, we then need to decide what is the best aisle to go down, then we pick up the item, then we need to decide if we should go to the express lane or not, and then finally cash or credit.  It is not that these decisions do not need to be made but I am not sure that each of them needs to be discussed between the two of us.  Uncomplicated.

So I like when things are simplified.  Paul simplifies some great life advice in I Thessalonians 5.  Maybe your life is like mine right now and you need to hear one or two of these simplified, God inspired, pieces of advice.  Remember, they are not options but commands from a God who loves you immensely and desires for your life to be filled with great joy.

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
Rejoice always,
Pray without ceasing,
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good.
Abstain from every form of evil.

Uncomplicated. Don’t even need to add water.  Just obey and reap the joy.

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