A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God.
–Timothy 6:6 The Message
A few days ago, I stepped out into my back yard to look at some clouds.
As I approached the fence, I noticed that my rose bush was blooming.
The last time I had checked it, there were no blooms at all.
Now, the bush had several roses in various stages of budding out.
There they were, just being red roses, showing the beauty that God had created.
Roses don’t try to be anything that they aren’t.
Being a rose is good enough.
It is exactly what God intended it to be.
For people, knowing Jesus as our Savior and being ourselves is good enough.
We don’t have to try to be something that we aren’t.
We are exactly what God intended us to be and He will grow us into something more beautiful each day as we enter various stages of our faith journey with Him.
There is a definitely a “rich simplicity of being yourself before God.”
Don’t you agree?