We have been traveling to visit my sister and her hubby in Florida and escaped the Texas heat for 10 glorious days. There will be more time later to tell of our trip.
I just wanted to share something I read in the wee hours of the night last night when I couldn’t sleep.
“But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you…” 1 Thessalonians 4:11 New International Version (NIV)
It seems I’m always looking for the next big project to get involved in rather than working quietly where I am now. This passage gave me permission or rather instruction to not feel like everything I do has to be a big production in order to be pleasing to God.
Can we lead a quiet life in this world of chaos and clamor? I’m sure we can if we focus on pleasing God rather than pleasing our pride.
Will it be easy? Probably not, since old habits die hard.
What do you do to try bring quiet into your life?