A sip of your favorite tea, a quick nap, a spoon of your favorite dessert, an early morning walk, a hug and kiss, a lunch date, a word of gratitude, a refreshing drink, alone time in the house, a night stargazing, a bubble bath; there are so many things that qualify as simple pleasures. With the number of people in our world, simple pleasures touch every aspect of our lives.
Yet, irrespective of where we are, who we are and what we are about, there are some that we miss. Don’t let these simple fortunes pass you by, because they are meant for all of us. This is where simplicity starts.
Indulge in them and let them transform your world. Enjoy!
Acceptance: Accept correction, and you will find life; reject correction, and you will miss the road (Proverbs 10: 17).
Belief: Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm (2 Chronicles 20: 20).
Comfort: Comfort the brokenhearted and proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed (Isaiah 61: 1).
Dancing: …Women dance for joy, and the men—old and young—will join in the celebration [God] will turn their mourning into joy. (Jeremiah 31: 13).
Eating: …Eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of [your] labor, for these are gifts from God
(Ecclesiastes 3: 13).
Fixing things: Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise Philippians 4: 8).
Giving: Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything (Proverbs 11:24)
Harvest: Harvest your crops, bring the very best of the first harvest to the house of the Lord your God (Exodus 34: 26).
Invitations: Invite those who could not repay you, God will reward you (Luke 14: 14).
Joy: Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding (Proverbs 3: 13).
Keeping: Keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies (Psalm 34: 13).
Loving: Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other (Romans 12: 10)
Meditation: Meditate on [God’s] majestic, glorious splendor and [His] wonderful miracles
(Psalm 145: 5).
Nurture: Nurture [your children] in the fear of the Lord (Ephesians 6: 4).
Obedience: Obey the commands of the Lord your God by walking in His ways and fearing him (Deuteronomy 8: 6).
Prayer: …Pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord (Isaiah 62:6).
Quietness: In quietness and confidence is your strength (Isaiah 30: 15).
Rest: …Rest on the Sabbath day (Deuteronomy 5: 17).
Songs: Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Sing to the Lord; praise his name (Psalm 96: 1).
Tasting: Taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34: 8).
Unity: …Unite all the children of God scattered around the world (John 11: 52).
Visitors: Visit and strengthen all the believers (Acts 18: 23).
Worship: Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness (Psalm 29: 2).
eXpressions: Express what you’ve learned (Proverbs 5: 2).
Yielding: …Yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God (Romans 6:13).
Zeal: …Zealously worship God night and day (Acts 26:7).