Lead a quiet life…

And that you use your endeavour to be quiet, and that you do your own business, and work with your own hands, as we commanded you; and that you walk honestly towards them that are without, and that you want nothing of any man’s. 1 Thessalonians 4:11

What if you didn’t have to tell anyone your testimony? That sharing your personal back story of how Christ ministered to you doesn’t have to be made public. Your test doesn’t have to become your testimony. What if telling your story would cause more harm than good to people you love and have forgiven? No where in scripture does it tell you that you have an obligation to share your personal encounter with Christ. As a matter of fact, several times we find Christ telling a few people not to tell anyone about their healing.

If you, like me, have struggled for years how to share, write, explain your story to others because you have felt obligated and pressured that this is what every person who loves Jesus does; then my Advent gift to you is a “get out of jail free”card. You are free NOT to share your personal details with everyone. There is not a requirement to air your dirty laundry for the gospel

Mary & Joseph lived a quiet life of faithful activity. There isn’t one word recorded from the lips of Joseph. He didn’t write his autobiography. While there are many apocryphal works about the life of Mary – Mary, herself, never wrote her story down. Their lives were humble and their righteousness speaks into our current generation by example and deed.

Relax… feel free to live a faithful life and know that God himself is pleased by your daily sacrifices.

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