How to Change Your Life with One Simple Thing

How to live life whole?

Where to create balance?

How to fold your heart around joy each day? Desires, questions, aspirations and inspirations spin willy-nilly in my head as January melts into February. So fast? How did this year race off so quickly? Time fritters like sand in my hands. How to make the best use of the time given, each day wrapped in the gift of 24 hours?

What is the secret to a life well lived?

My mind meanders to one aspect, one word: holiness. Holy, set apart, whole, consecrated, sacred, dedicated, pure, devoted.

I could write down goals and stamp them onto the next eleven months. I probably will, but I have been known to overwhelm myself with goals and intentions, never seeming to fully accomplish the entire task. Where is holiness in this? This year I am going to explore a new way to let holiness shine into each day.

The power of a moment.

Days are made up of hours; hours are made up of moments. Change the moment; change the day. Change the day, change the time, change the heart. Holiness moves through the small things, the moments, simple and short. Added together, holy moments change lives and steer destinies God’s direction. But it all comes down to choices and decisions made…one moment at at time. If I reach for holiness in the moment, what difference could it make?

Transformational grace.

Heart, mind, soul, and strength.

How to live and love in all of these, the wholeness of self set right in Christ?

Forgiven, accepted, re-made. All comes down to the life we live each moment.

With this in mind, with my eye on the small things, the daily steps that walk through the week, I focus in on the small things. Simple things. The moment things.

One simple thing.

What is one simple thing you want to do? To learn? To give away? To let go of? If I choose to breathe life-holy into the simple things each day, what will happen?

Here is a list of Simple Things that can become holy moments. Whole moments of giving love–heart, soul, mind, and strength–to God and to others.

One simple thing at a time.

Choose holiness in the simple things. Choose life in the simple moments. Reach for your goals, seek God, love your family, do your work, but each day choose the holy in the simple things and let the moments add up to God’s best for you. One moment at a time.

One simple thing…today. In this moment.

1 small thing

1 heart thing

1 family thing

1 practical thing

1 fun thing

1 God thing

1 friend thing

1 better thing

1 overcome it thing

1 spirit thing

1 thankful thing

1 accomplish it thing

1 new thing

1 healthy thing

1 joy thing

1 surrender thing

1 change thing

1 finish it thing

1 make it better thing

1 attitude thing

1 healing thing

1 celebrate it thing

What one simple thing inspires you in this moment? How can these simple moments become holy and whole, adding up to a life lived well with joy?

This is how to change your life with one simple thing.

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him… fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.

Romans 12:1-2, portions

 

What simple moments will you choose? Share your thoughts and spread your inspiration.

 

8 Comments

  1. Before i read this this morning I did something i haven’t done in a long time. I did something for my husband. He is working from home and i went up to him and messaged his shoulders to make him feel better. Not sure why I did it but i felt lead to do it in that moment.

    • That little moment blessed you both:) Great example of a little moment that can add sweet holiness into our lives. Thanks for sharing–I will follow your example today:)

  2. Have just almost posted a comment and then lost it. Will amend it to a passage that I have read today from the book “Changes that Heal” by Dr. Henry Cloud. ” From our vantage point time is present experience. The only time we have is whatever we are experiencing at the present moment. Going forward or back in time is impossible. Right this instant is the only place where we can ever live. When we truly live in time , which is where we are now, we are present with our experience. We are present in the “here and now”. We are aware of our experience. If we are not aware of our experience, or are not experiencing some aspect of ourselves, that part is removed from time and is not affected by it.” Thought this tied in with your own ” Holiness moves through the small things” etc.!! Thankyou!

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