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Spiritual Discipline 6: Simplicity

Neil Dawson
Neil DawsonLead Pastor

Part of the series 12 Spiritual Disciplines, based on the book by Richard Foster.

We’re surrounded by stuff that distracts us.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5

Tips for a simple lifeLink to this section

  1. Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status.
  2. Reject anything that produces an addiction.
  3. Develop a habit of giving things away.
  4. Don’t get suckled in by the latest gadget.
  5. Learn to enjoy things without owning them.
  6. Develop a deeper appreciation for creation.
  7. Be really careful of buy now, pay later schemes.
  8. Obey Jesus instruction about plain and honest speech.
  9. Reject anything that breeds the oppression of others. (where do our products come from?)
  10. Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom
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