Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


4/17/15  SIMPLE and serene



Today I walked through a parable.  I just went through a couple days of software stress, mostly trying to make a new plan “work” and work around many issues that I had not been satisfied with. 


After days of dead ends where each issue I faced was not resolved, today I was so frustrated trying to get the plan to work, I got up and decided to scrapbook just to get my mind off of it.  After finding perfectly matched papers that were a great blend, I decided to embellish it, wanting more paper.  I tried and tried and became just as frustrated as I was with the software!  It was then that I said to myself, “Sometimes simple is the right choice.  And sometimes we don’t have the grace to search anymore for the right fix - when really what we have - is enough.” 


That was really quickened to me as from the Lord so I got up to call the company and ask for a refund on the 7 day test period.  Just as I picked up the phone, the answer to the software problem popped into my mind and I excitedly put the phone down and tried it.


Sure enough it worked and I got the breakthrough I had prayed for and worked 2 days for, which was to see a visual of the plan and see if it would work.   As I am looking at the plan I realized in real life it was WAY too complex.  The end product would have been really nice looking (something I have wanted for years) but the public would have to do a pile of clicks to get through the doors to actually see the goal. 


The whole concept about having the grace to be simple was really quickened to me today as I pondered what makes the punchline in words of wisdom so profound…  They are profound because they are SIMPLE.   God’s ways seem to cut through all the forest to see the ONE TREE that really matters. 


AMAZING CONFIRMATION:  Later today I ran an errand.  I turned on the car and mp3 player and it was set to shuffle and out of hundreds of songs this one came on first.  I wondered what it was because I hadn’t heard that album in years.  I had a quickened eye glance at the title of the song that was playing! 


It was an instrumental called Simple Gifts from the album called Simply Serene


PRAYER:  Lord please, please give us open eyes and ears to receive ALL that You have to say to us in applying this to our lives and decisions, in Jesus Name!


Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.


Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.


Acts 2:46,47

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.


2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his cunning, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.



Today I am  looking at another software and had a quickened eye glance to the following!  These were names of themes for a website software:



UPDATE:  I have been searching for more than a decade for software to replace FrontPage 2003.  I have tried many and nothing was the right fit for me.  Now with high percentages of internet searches through mobile phones, I knew I had to search again.  I purchased the above software where I had the quickened eye glance of serenity and simplicity.  This is a massive answer to prayer and resolution for me.  I am so grateful.


Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner. To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.” Website: Email: