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May 13, 2018



  • Be selfish with the time that allows you to selflessly care well for those you love most.

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12



  • Daily get away with God.

“Then Jesus said, ‘Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.’ He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.”  Mark 6:31


 “ . . . in Your presence is fullness of joy.”  Psalm 16:11b


“Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. 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 (The Message)


  • Be intentional about carving out time to be renewed physically, emotionally, and mentally.

 “So we do not lose heart.  Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light and momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.  For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”  2 Corinthians 4:16-18


  • Guard against the enemy’s ambush.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)


“Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  1 Peter 5:8



  • The comparison
  • Unrealistic
  • The tyranny of saying “yes” to what you should be saying “no” to.
    • Be intentional about what you invest your time and energy
    • Be discerning of what will drain and derail



  • The health of your heart will set the pace for the health of your home.

 “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well . . . But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.”  2 Timothy 1:5, 3:14-15