But I am learning that Simple is sometimes Easy?
Please allow me a few minutes of 'simple-mindedness'.
It comes with 'the new season' of my life - post 70.
Life is neither simple or easy. There will always be difficulties, complexities, trials, sorrows and stress in the circumstances of my life. The way I view, interact with, and respond to these realities of my life is what matters. I can choose to view them through the eyes of Jesus, or my own eyes. But, it will not change them.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness"
(2 Cor 12:19)
"His divine power has given us everything we need for life...."
(2 Peter 1:3)
"To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me".
I have been crucified with Christ, and from then on I myself have not been living, but Christ is living in me, and this life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of The Son of God, who has loved me and has given himself for me.
Now, I am not suggesting that for me to be a RIVER, and God to flow through me - or 'Work through me", is a passive condition whereby God invades me and takes over, automatically causing me to live righteously, and in the process bypass my own will. However, I am saying, that the more simply I rely on Christ for everything, the more I will walk with Him and obey His commandments, and the result is that:
Simple is sometimes 'Easy'
I never want to forget that Christ lives - and reigns within. He sits on the throne of my life , not I (remember - I died). And it is because of this, that 'my' life here on earth is lived only by faith in the Son of God. He directs and works the flow of His love through my life (not automatically) and causes my obedience. He is daily conforming me into His Holy image. So as we live life here in 'heaven below', simple is sometimes easy. However, only when we make heaven our eternal home, can we say
SIMPLE is always EASY