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The Good Shepherd Provides - Busyness
Quiz 1. Are you usually in a hurry?
Quiz 2. Do you feel guilty when you relax?
Quiz 3. Do you have to get sick to take time off?
Rest and Refreshment God wants you and me to live a whole and balanced life!
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
Busyness and Overworking The reason most people overwork is because we confuse our work with our worth.
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Ecclesiastes 10:15 A fools work wearies him; he does not know the way to town.
Ecclesiastes 10:15 alt. Only someone too stupid to find his way home would wear himself out with work!
He makes me lie down in green pastures. -23:2a
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Sometimes we confuse activity with productivity!
He leads me beside quiet waters; he restores my soul.
What happens when Christians get busy and distracted and stop drinking from Gods Word? What happens when we are too rushed in our day to pray?
Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Jeremiah 30:17a But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Colossians 3:10 You have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Titus 3:5 He saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Is Jesus my shepherd?
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
A Paraphrase Are you tired? Are you worn out? Come to me. Get away with me and youll recover your life. Walk with me and work with me. Keep company with me and you will learn to live freely and lightly.