Monday, April 25, 2016

A Quiet Life... It's a Good Thing! (1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12)

Today’s scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12

These verses give us some very good advice.

Think about it: If we all led quiet lives, attending to our own business, we wouldn’t get all caught up with what others are doing. We wouldn’t worry about those things about which we have no control. We wouldn’t covet what our neighbors have.

A simple life … That’s what I’m striving for. Decluttered. Quieter.

Paul goes on. We’re to work with our hands, making a living so we can take care of others and so we ourselves won’t be in any need. I know for many employment is hard to find. But there is work, if one looks for it. And even if a person isn’t able to find the kind of work she’s used to, she can cut back on extras and still take care of her needs.

When I left full-time work a few years ago, my husband and I made a decision to cut back on eating out and other unnecessary wants. I still work part time, but now that he’s retired, we continue to live more simply.

And frankly, we’re happier and more content than we’ve ever been.

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