A Quiet Life

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you.”  1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

A quiet life is not easy to come by in this world.  With technology changing so quickly the mind can hardly keep up.

And yet, the Bible encourages us to make it our ambition to lead a quiet life.

I have heard of people who have taken “time outs” from their computers, cell phones, televisions and radios.  What do they do with their time?

We have friends who don’t own a television.  They have two healthy and very intelligent children.  The limited time they allow their children to be on the computer — 15 minutes a day — seems like nothing, and yet the children are well-behaved, obedient, and very creative.

Whenever we visit them, we take walks, spend time talking, visit other people, cook — yes, we actually sit at the dinner table together.  The last time we visited them we went canoeing on a very quiet lake with other people who took “time outs.”

It’s not easy to “lead a quiet life” but if one makes it a priority to quiet their brain for awhile, we would have a lot more happy people.

Just saying …

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