“… 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, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
I find living this out to be difficult in today’s world. We are bombarded with the message that it is all about us… that we have to speak up for what we want… we have to take what we deserve… that we are the center of the universe… and only good things should come our way.
This is so contrary to the gospel… and those of us who are God’s children should know better.
Since we moved back to Chicagoland in 2012, I have intentionally been a part of small groups of committed believers who are not trying to impress anyone with their great church complex or ministry… whose main ambition is to lead a quiet life for the glory of God.
So… I’m going “quiet”. See you in about 5 years.