A Simple Life

Take some time to allow each class member to give examples of practicing simplicity in their lives. Some may focus on being good stewards of their money and developing frugal habits. Perhaps the topic of contentment will arise, or individuals might choose to convey ways in which they have kept their expenses down so that they would be more able to give to missions, charities, or the church. Facilitate a discussion that pertains to the lesson about the importance of uncluttering one's life. Begin with the significance of having a looser grip on physical items that accumulate over time. Allow the topic to lead into the need to unencumber our minds which allows God to reveal Himself through our prayer and devotions. Ask volunteers to share "God-encounters" that were possible when they were able to take a break from the chaos of life.