God’s Remedy to Busyness

GOD'S REMEDY TO BUSY-NESS

Psalm 23

Psalm 127:2 - "It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night... God wants his loved ones to get their proper rest."

  • Psalm 23:2
  • "He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters."

THE REMEDY

  • R-"Realize my Worth"
  • E-"Enjoy what I already have"
  • L-"Limit my Labor"
  • A-"Adjust my Values"
  • X-"eXchange my pressure for God's peace"

REALIZE MY WORTH

  • James 1:18 - "God decided to give us life through the word of truth so we might be the most important of all the things he made."
  • Matthew 6:26 - "... your heavenly Father feeds the (sparrows). And you are far more valuable to him than they are."

ENJOY WHAT I ALREADY HAVE

  • Eccl. 3:13 - "All of us should... enjoy what we have worked for. It is God's gift."
  • Eccl. 4:6 - "It's better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time..."

LIMIT MY LABOR

  • Eccl. 10:15 - "Only someone too stupid to find his way home would wear himself out with work!"
  • Exodus 20:9-10 - "You have six days in which to do your work, but the 7th day is to be a day of rest dedicated to Me."
  • Mark 2:27 - "The Sabbath was made to benefit man."

ADJUST MY VALUES

  • Eccl. 4:4 - "I've learned why people work so hard to succeed; it is because they envy the things their neighbors have.“
  • Mark 8:36 - "What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?"

eXCHANGE MY PRESSURE WITH GOD’S PEACE

  • Psalm 23:2 - "He makes me lie down."
  • Matthew 11:28-29
  • "Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest... the load I give you to carry is light."

 

  • Realize my worth
  • Enjoy what I already have
  • Limit my labor
  • Adjust my values
  • eXchange my pressure for God’s peace

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