Deeply Loved by Keri Wyatt Kent is a book that offers to the believer 40 ways in 40 days to experience the heart of Jesus. The fact that Jesus loves you is a life changing truth. How do we intensify the experience of that truth? How do we amplify the change that truth brings? That is where this book is most helpful.
Day 19 deals with the subject of Simplicity. The love of God is a reality. The love he has for His people causes him to provide for their every need. Moreover, this provision is so complete there should be an absence of worry about what to eat and what to wear. So how should that truth experienced, change our lives?
Kent clearly communicates that this truth should encourage us to simplify our lives. This simplification of life is not a fresh cleaning out of the closet, garage, or basement. The chapter summarizes the simplified life as a life where priorities or reordered, where we become content with His provision, and where our passions are centered on Him.
Kent encourages us that if we are “focused on Jesus, walking beside him, we don’t try to fill the empty spaces in our lives with stuff or careless activity. Simplicity shapes our desires—putting our desire for Jesus ahead of our desire for things and our desire for the approval of others.”