Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Lead a Quiet Life...[94]

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, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on any body.
[1 Thessalonians 4:11]

Quietness is an art to be learnt and practised. We are not normally born with this characteristic and need to daily practise the wonderful God-given benefits of quietness.

Study = The application of our mind to any subject, for the purpose of learning that which has not been known before.

Quietness = undisturbed, tranquil, calm, silent, gentle, stillness, peaceful and restful.

Some of the conditions in several 'cause and effect':
Maintaining quietness and a daily communion with the Lord will help us to reverence Him and desire to keep away from sin. The quietness will also help us to see things from God's view point and not our own.

You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
[Psalm 4:7-8]

The condition of this type of quietness certainly brings us into many needed experiences. May we not be found wanting in this area and miss out on these very real needs in our lives.

~Breathe some fresh air into your thinking ~

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