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Less is More

Part 1 of Making Change
Josh Canizaro
January 8, 2017
(Romans 2:28-29 NLT) For you are not a true Jew (Christian) just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision. No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by the Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.
(Ecclesiastes 4:6 NIV) Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
Less Is More
(Philippians 4:12 NIV) I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.
1. Be thankful for what you really have.
(Proverbs 14:30 NIV) “A relaxed attitude lengthens life; jealousy rots it away.”
“I have noticed that God tests my faith through problems, tests my hope by how I handle possessions, and tests my love through people.” – Rick Warren
2. Embrace an attitude of simplicity.
(Psalm 131:1 KJV) “LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.”
Cut back.
Clear out.
Put first things first.
“All that is not eternal is eternally useless.” – C. S. Lewis
(Psalm 90:12 NIV) “So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”
3. Revive your relationship with God.
(Psalm 91:1 NLT) “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
(Isaiah 32:17 NIV) “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.”