Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life
and attend to your own business
and work with your hands…
A quiet life…
To me there is a paradox here… strive or aspire to be quiet… work hard at resting. And yet, it makes so much sense. We are pulled from all directions to do something or be something, but it is work to be quiet. It takes discipline to be quiet inside and outside. I have been thinking about the Lord Jesus in His sufferings. He was quiet! Suffering seems like an appropriate time to make noise. Quiet!
This year I want to listen to the quiet. I want to hear God more clearly than last year. My aspiration is to live a quiet life. So, I asked myself, what is stirring me up? What disquiets me? I got a pretty quick answer, so this is where I am starting.
I quit Facebook in an effort to live quietly. There was way too much noise there... Way too much information... Too much of other peoples business. I’m going to spend more time minding my own business for the glory of God! Oh, but that’s another blog.
I really desire this year to listen for the noise and quiet it.
Lord help me to make it my aspiration all year to live a quiet life!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!