Time, illusive, slipping through our fingers-time. The alarm goes off, late again. You rush to the bathroom, rush to get ready. The faster you go the more confusion you have and the less you accomplish. You gulp down some coffee and you're out the door, not really completely dressed. And definitely not together.
You beep open the garage and the car while holding your ear to a cell phone and placing your travel mug of more coffee on the roof of the car. Putting the coat, briefcase and other necessities in the car you get in, close the door, start the engine, turn the radio on, all while still chatting about this afternoons meeting on the phone. "Yes, I got it...everything is in order." you say on the phone.
Ten minutes later and miles from home your call is finished, so you reach for that much needed second cup of coffee. "So glad I brought the travel mug today" you think. Then as you reach toward the cup holder you realize that it is empty. Yep, you left it on the hood of the car....again. And to add insult to injury, your garage door will be open all day.
This is the beginning of each day. This is the pace of the world.
But wait a minute, aren't we to be in the world, but not of the world?
Is it really possible to live a quiet life in all the ear-splitting noise of the world which surrounds us daily?
Well, in the first place God would not call us to things which were impossible, that's pretty easy right. In 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (I'm condensing)
"aspire to lead a quiet life..work with your own hands..
that you may walk properly..that you may lack nothing."
So how does one achieve a quiet life? Where do I start? Is it something that is really sustainable today?