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Psalm 23 – Week 2
September 27, 2020

Psalm 23 – Week 2

September 27, 2020

Remember…HOPE IS ANTICIPATING GOD’S GOODNESS

“The Lord is my Shepherd so I have everything I need. He makes me lie down in green pastures, and he leads me beside quiet water.” Psalm 23:1-2

TO GIVE GOD MY BEST REQUIRES REST!

WHY DO PEOPLE OVERWORK & NOT GET ENOUGH REST?

  1. : BASING MY WORK ON MY WORK

    “Only someone too foolish to find his way home would wear himself out with work!” Ecclesiastes 10:15 (TEV)

  2. : ALWAYS WANTING MORE THINGS

    “Do not wear yourself out trying to get rich; Have the wisdom to show some restraint! Your money can be gone in a flash as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle!” Proverbs 23:4-5 (NIV/TEV)

  3. : WANTING TO BE LIKE OTHERS

    “I’ve learned why people work so hard to succeed; it is because they envy the things their neighbors have.”  Ecclesiastes 4:4a (TEV)

  4. VALUING OVER

    “Here’s another thing I’ve seen on earth that makes no sense: Some people don’t have any kids or family or even friends, yet they work obsessively, never taking a break. There’s no end to their toil and they’re never content with what they’ve done or earned. They never ask ‘Why am I always working to do more?’ And ‘Why don’t I let myself enjoy life?’ And ‘Who cares? Who will get what I leave behind?’ What a senseless and miserable way to live! You’re better off having someone to enjoy and share the rewards of your work.” Ecclesiastes 4:7-9 (Mes/CEV)

    “We work to feed our appetites, but meanwhile our souls go hungry.” Ecclesiastes 6:7 (Mes)

HOW DO I REST IN GOD’S GOODNESS?

  1. REMEMBER MY

    “God decided to give us life through the word of truth so that we might be the  of everything God has created . . .” James 1:18

    ACTION PLAN: Write down “It’s not what I do that gives me worth but who I belong to!” on a card and keep it in your purse or wallet. Pull it out whenever you need the reminder. 

  2. ENJOY WHAT
    “All of us should . . .  what we have worked for. It is God’s gift.” Ecclesiastes 3:13 (TEV)

  3. LIMIT MY WORK
    “You have six days in which to do your work, but the 7th day is to be a day of  dedicated to Me.” Exodus 20:9-10a (TEV)

    “Sabbath” means: 
    “The Sabbath was made to benefit man . . .” Mark 2:27 (LB)

    ACTION PLAN: Choose a day each week that you will take as your Sabbath.  Tell your spouse, your family, and your friends so they hold you accountable.  Determine beforehand how you are going to relax and recharge.

    Question: Does your daily life reflect what is of value to you? 

    ACTION PLAN: Write down what you do each day for 1 week.  Is Christ first each day? What else appears to be priorities?

  4. Jesus: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me! Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to . Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the . I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 (Mes)

If you’re tired…tired of the way you are living?? COME TO JESUS

St. Augustine – The beginning of good works starts with the confession of bad works.

 

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