The spiritual discipline of simplicity is living a life that is not cluttered by ideas, ideals, circumstances or others’s opinion. Simplicity is living a simple life based on the principles of the Bible.
God wants us to possess things, but He does not want things to possess us. He wants us to have things that are useful rather than having them to make us feel important. We should not be defined by what we have.
We should reject anything that takes our focus off of God.
Plan to de-clutter you house, office and car. Purpose to de-accumulate. With your possessions, use them or give them away. When you develop a deep appreciation for God’s creation, you will be less likely to be addicted to accumulation things.
Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom of God. Unless you are seeking God first, you are not seeking Him at all.
Look at the lilies of the field. They are simple. And they are free. Look at the birds of the air. They are simple creatures who don’t accumulate, but they fulfill the purpose for which they were created.
Live a simple life. Become disciplined in simplicity.