Thankful Thursday ~ Simplicity

For years the research has shown the most popular flavor of ice cream is plain old vanilla. I remember shopping with my dad several years ago and stopping for an ice cream cone with him at Baskin Robbins. He ordered vanilla and they were out! We had a good laugh. Oh, the simple things in life! I, on the other hand, had so many choices of ice cream I wanted to try, I didn’t know what I wanted.

Today, I’m thinking of the simple things in life and thanking God for them. I’m thankful for the foundational truth of the gospel. Jesus said:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

It’s simple, but it’s profound. There’s a lot of fancy, elaborate religions out there, but Jesus made it so simple. He invites us into a relationship with Him and promises us life everlasting. He offers abundant life to me today and also tomorrow and forever. For me, this truth never gets old. I’m thankful for my relationship with Him where every need is met.

Thanks, Laurie, for hosting Thankful Thursday today and choosing the theme of Simplicity! Be sure to log on at Women Taking A Stand and see what others are saying!


  1. Beautifully explained what simplicity in Jesus means...Glory to God!

    Happy Thursday sister! With this summer heat still lingering, I'll treat you for a gallon of ice cream...Any flavor :) [[[[sister Mary]]].

  2. Beautifully said. Thank you dear friend.

  3. Very well said my friend. I love simplicity. Sometimes I think that things that are supposed to make our life "easier" actually distract us from what's important!
    Hugs to you.

  4. AMEN!
    We definitely need to get back to the simple life. I have been looking around at the "stuff" in our home and thinking about how much is really necessary. Well, certainly most of it is NOT.
    Jesus is the one and only true necessity in our lives.

    Blessings, andrea

  5. Such an important point- God's plan has never been complicated. Happy TT!

  6. Yes, it is simple but profound. That God loved us so much. When I really think about it, I find it amazing.

    Love you,

  7. Simplicity is my goal and I am learning my faith does not need to become complicated all I need to do is follow...thank you for this post.

  8. Isn't that the truth? So simple but some of us are STILL having a hard time with it.Thanks for a great post.:)

  9. Yes. Sweet simplicity. HUGE life. HUGE love. Our Jesus.


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