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Psalm 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores.

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5 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

6 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

7 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters Psalm 23:2 NLT “He lets me rest in green meadows, He leads me besides peaceful streams.” NLT “He lets me rest in green meadows, He leads me besides peaceful streams.” Message “You have bedded me down in green meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from.” Message “You have bedded me down in green meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from.”

8 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 proper rest.” 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 proper rest.”

9 God’s Prescription to R.E.L.A.X. R - E - L - A - X - R - E - L - A - X - __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ ___________ Realize my worth Enjoy what I already have Limit my labor Adjust my values eXchange my pressure for God’s peace

10 The Prescription: 1. Realize my ______ worth How many people derive their worth from their _____? work 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. 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.

11 The Prescription: 1. Realize my ______ worth How many people derive their worth from their _____? work When I know my worth – I no longer have to spend my life trying to get the ________________! approval of others

12 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? 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?

13 Facts about worth: 1. We will never understand how much God _______. loves us 2. There is nothing you can ever do in life that will make God love you _______________________. more than He already does 3. There is nothing you can ever do in life that will make God love you _______. any less

14 Facts about worth: 1. We will never understand how much God _______. loves us 2. There is nothing you can ever do in life that will make God love you _______________________. more than He already does 3. There is nothing you can ever do in life that will make God love you _______. any less His love is not based on ___________. performance

15 The Prescription: 1. Realize my ______ worth 2. Enjoy what ____________ I already have Ecclesiastes 3:13 “That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is the gift of God.” Ecclesiastes 3:13 “That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is the gift of God.”

16 Philippians 4: “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed of hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4: “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed of hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”

17 1 Timothy 6:6-10

18 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.

19 Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

20 Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

21 The Prescription: 1. Realize my ______ worth 2. Enjoy what ____________ I already have Ecclesiastes 10:15 “A fool’s work wearies him, he does not know the way to town.” Ecclesiastes 10:15 “A fool’s work wearies him, he does not know the way to town.” 3. Limit my _____ labor

22 Exodus 28:10 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God…” Exodus 28:10 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God…”

23 ____________________ Sabbath means - __________ ______________ 1. Rest our bodies We need to: a day of rest 2. Recharge our emotions ________________ 3. Refocus our spirits

24 The Prescription: 1. Realize my ______ worth 2. Enjoy what ____________ I already have 3. Limit my _____ labor 4. Adjust my ______ values

25 Ecclesiastes 4:4 “And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 4:4 “And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Mark 8:36 “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:36 “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”

26 Matthew 6:19-24

27 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body

28 will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

29 The Prescription: 1. Realize my ______ worth 2. Enjoy what ____________ I already have 3. Limit my _____ labor 4. Adjust my ______ values 5. Exchange my pressure for _____ ______ God’s peace

30 Emotional _________ ________ 1. Physical 3 Kinds of Fatigue: 2. ________ 3. Spiritual Psalm 23:2 “He makes me lie down in green pastures.” Psalm 23:2 “He makes me lie down in green pastures.”

31 Emotional _________ ________ 1. Physical 3 Kinds of Fatigue: 2. ________ 3. Spiritual Psalm 23:2 “He makes me lie down in green pastures.” Psalm 23:2 “He makes me lie down in green pastures.” ‘Making’ means: Allowing things that will slow us down _____________________________ _____!

32 When you follow Jesus as the Shepherd, He does not ______ _________. burden He _______________________. you down relieves the pressure of life 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 that I give to you is light! 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 that I give to you is light!


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