A Quiet Life

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?

Link back to the Company Coffee Girls.

River with leaves

photo by Junanne Mosely

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3 Responses to A Quiet Life

  1. joyceandnorm says:

    Everyone keeps talking about the heat, but here in Northern “sunny” California, we have yet to see summer. Spring never really arrived either. =p We had rain earlier in the week too. Oh well, I guess I can’t complain too much since I don’t like the heat, but I’m afraid what “fall” or “winter” will look like.

    I know all about the “next big project”.

  2. Beautiful picture. Also, I love the reminder that it is okay — desirable even — to live a quiet life. It doesn’t have to be the most efficient, most productive, most spot-lighted life to please the Lord — working quietly in the here & now — sounds peaceful. Hard to stay in this spot.

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