From our early days we have been encouraged to ‘have ambition’. Asked What do you want to be?
Striving and accomplishments have often fuelled our lives.
I was blessed when I read what St. Paul wrote to the Thessalians. 1 Thess 4- 9-12.
He was encouraging them that now they were followers of Jesus Christ and had ‘surrendered‘ their lives into His Keeping v.11 make it your ambition to lead a quiet life. (some bible versions say……study so that you lead a quiet life.
Does this mean a life without care?………absolutely NOT. It means that outgoing love for ‘others’ is given from this place.
It is the place where certainty of God’s Grace leads us (not just when we are old and gray) but it should be the ultimate HEART PLACE for every Christian Believer.
The battle over the forces of EVIL were all defeated at the CROSS. Now we should stand absolutely from the Quiet Life of God’s Presence with Us.
STAND and BE………….. EVERYTHING that Christ has given us and LIVE ABUNDANTLY.
MAKE IT YOUR AMBITION TO LEAD A QUIET LIFE 1 Thess. 4:11.
Peace in abundance to you this day. Choose to switch out the strident clamour of the fallen world and live His Kingdom Life.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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This is amazing and great reminder for the mind and heart- thanks for bringing that point together so simply 🙂
I love this, Faye. Such a fresh word in a very chaotic, frenzied world.
A tender post for the heart and the mind…Thank you for helping us to rest in the quieted palm of His hand. Hugs!