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.
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