You will keep in perfect peace
    all who trust in you,
    all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3

Less is more until more becomes way too much.

More news, information, stuff, distractions, opportunities, people, work, on and on it goes.

More has the potential to draw us way off course. Don’t let it happen. How?

Be sure you’re focused in the right direction.

In my quiet time this week, I came across just a few verses that anchored my outlook and shifted my focus toward the only right direction. Straight to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 71:14 But I will hope continually and praise You more and more.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

These are short, easy verses to memorize. Less than one might expect could be so powerful.

After reading, praying, and meditating over them something sweet happened. I began to string together, in my mind, certain phrases from these verses to create a song of praise that has kept me in a peaceful state of mind for days, and it’s provided a memorable treasure I may need again someday.

Dwell on these things…

Rejoice always,

Pray without stopping,

Be thankful in all things,

Hope continually, and

Praise Him more and more!

I have no doubt that this was all Spirit-led. Thank you, Lord! Spend some time with your Bible and the Spirit can do the same for you. He knows what you need.

Less can be just right.


This is also posted Five Minute Fridays Link-up. It’s a five-minute free write using the prompt provided by our host Kate Motaung. This week the prompt is LESS.

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