Less is More

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe adopted the motto, less is more to describe his aesthetic but simplistic design style. I’ve often found myself applying this same saying to my walk with the Lord. Sometimes, when I simply have no way of making things work on my own, God shows Himself strong and delivers me — right in the midst of my blatant weakness. I believe the apostle Paul also used this same less is more motto when he described that in his weakness, God’s power was with him!

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 — But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Hebrews 4:16 — Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.