There is something so appealing about this verse from 1 Thessalonians 4: 11
“…and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you”
There are too many people, too many Christians who are in other people’s business. We’re too nosy. Too annoying. Too loud.
Perhaps God is calling you to a simple quiet life. How does that sound?
I was sent this little piece this morning. I like it:
“A farmer discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low among the hay for a long while, he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn. He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded. Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance. The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.” So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed. The boy replied, “I did nothing but sat on the ground and listened. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”
Have a quiet and observant week! Why not sit for awhile and just listen…