Grand Simplicity

Lillias Trotter was an artist and Protestant missionary to Algeria. She lived from 1853 to 1928.

She wrote this about the reason she did her work.

“I do this thing for God, not for success in the work, or for happiness in my soul or for anything else. I am here for God.”

“Life is grandly simple when the spirit of calculating results and consequences, even spiritual results and consequences, has been left among the things that are behind, when obedience is the one thing that matters, when God Himself, and no mere ‘experience,’ is our exceeding great reward.”

My heart is deeply challenged by Trotter’s testimony. I want to be able to live my life in that grand and simple way.

What does success in life look like to you?

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