I have spent the past few days enjoying the company of sweet friends.  One of the four that visited had never been here before.  She made me realize in many ways I have gone back to the basics in my current apartment.  I confess that I did think of this often in the early days after my move, but I do not even give it a thought anymore.  When she asked where my ice maker was, I laughed and showed her the ice trays and ice bucket.  There are many of the luxuries that we take for granted that I do not have---I have reverted back to my early days of housekeeping.  It is really not that big of a deal and in some ways--life is much simpler without all the extra "things".

We can all become so consumed with "The Stuff"---obtaining it, maintaining it and acquiring more of it--that we lose sight of the "simple things" in life.  The desire and need for more and more stuff can become all consuming-even a driving desire in our lives.  The truth is--there is always something else out there that is newer, better, more improved than "our stuff".  I do not have  room for all that stuff--so I am keeping it simple--back to the basics--and I have found it has profoundly simplified my life.

It has caused me to think about my relationship with my Father.  Am I complicating it unnecessarily--when I need to go back to the basics?  I believe I should keep it simple- The basics of mercy, grace, love, eternal, --those simple descriptions of an all powerful God---No need for big words and lofty descriptions of whom He is---HE IS THE GREAT I AM---plain and simple.

"God said to Moses, 'I am who I am. 
This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.' "
Exodus 3:13

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