Reconnect by Refreshing and Avoiding BurnoutMay 9, 2021
“Reconnect by Refreshing and Avoiding Burnout”
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Pastor Mike Bailey
Everyone around us desires to Reconnect with family, friends, and the community. In what may be remembered as the greatest year of isolation our society has ever seen, God gives us the answers we seek as to how and why we should live in community with others. God created us for connection. Not only an intimate connection with Him but with others as well. Through Scripture we will understand how to Reconnect towards meaningful relationships in our life.
April 4 – Reconnect by Remembering the sacrifice of Jesus.
April 11 – Reconnect by Restoring through forgiveness.
April 18 – Reconnect by Re-engaging with intentionality.
April 25 – Reconnect by Removing bad habits and relationships.
May 2 – Reconnect by Rekindling through purposeful love.
May 9 – Reconnect by Refreshing and avoiding burnout.
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1. We anticipate with . (1-2)
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
a. Our are not always His plans.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9
b. His plans are always than our dreams.
The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
2. The excitement with reality. (3-6)
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
a. Do not be discouraged, instead be !
“Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36
b. As the path changes, God always .
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.” Matthew 6:31-32
3. The changes give us an opportunity to . (7-9)
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. 4 I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:3-4
a. Walk with even when you do not understand.
Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. Psalm 37:5
b. Watch as God does more than you .
“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38
4. The newfound trust brings more EXCITEMENT. (10)
So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. 2 Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, 3 now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. 1 Peter 2:1-3
a. Now your story has greater REACH.
“No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:39
b. Now your foundation is stronger for the next TRIAL.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4
Closing: Refresh your life by finding a new trust in God today.