Learning to Live a Quiet Life

For the last few months, my life has been anything but quiet.

While we felt the hand of God on our move, it was still draining. We are now busy almost all of the time. We have eight children, and I fear that I’ve enrolled them in too many activities, yet again.

We had cut back, but mom guilt kicked in once we arrived at a new town. I felt it “needful” to enroll my children in activities to get plugged in.

But now…I crave rest. I had found a place of rest nearly one year ago, when we cut back drastically to work on becoming debt free. Once our home in Georgia sells, we will be almost there.

I crave simple. Friends, I really believe the Lord has given us so many simple pleasures to enjoy right at our fingertips.

I crave quiet.

“…and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.”1 Thessalonians 4:11

It seems so difficult to live quietly in this world sometimes, doesn’t it? Ladies, I’m praying that the Lord will give me wisdom as we walk forward. I really want to honor Him in all that I do. Living quietly is commendable, and I believe our families will benefit greatly if we implement this standard in our homes.

It looks like for now, we will be busier than I had hoped until everything settles from our move. I’m praying for grace in this busy season until our pace slows. Seeking quiet is a good goal to have.

Nowadays, when I need for my spirit to be quieted I slip onto the porch with my Bible if I can for a moment or two. I also am trying my best to quiet my home by watching less television and keeping a better schedule. I really believe our younger children benefit from this as well.

Blessings, friends!

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8 thoughts on “Learning to Live a Quiet Life

  1. Gentle Joy Homemaker says:

    Living a quiet life continues to be more and more elusive in our culture of noise and busyness… how easy it is to be caught up in such and never take time for the still small voice of God. We are in the midst of a move and we also have exhausting busyness as we pack up, make plans, continue to ready this house to sell and so on. Like I said, exhausting. I do hope to set a slower tone for our family after all of the buying/moving/selling our house/settling into the new house is over. Whew. Thank you for the encouragement to that end. 🙂

    • Nicole says:

      Oh, I know exactly what you are feeling. We are now starting to settle in, and there is light at the end of the tunnel! I hope your day is blessed!

  2. Sherry says:

    I love that Thessalonians quote it has always been one I refer to for my own tranquillity. It is a gift to be still and realize you’re not alone! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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