What we’re reading: “Zeal Without Burnout”: “We need Sabbaths” – AUDIO

We need breaks from the normal routine – what might be called a ‘Sabbath’. “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” (John 5:17 NIV11). God does not need a Sabbath, but we do! People are messy, love is messy, our diaries should be messy. A crisis is a crisis and must be attended to. But not everything that appears to be urgent is truly a crisis.

Zeal Without Burnout: “We need sleep” – VIDEO

We need sleep and are designed for sleep. God is different.

Psa. 121:3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;

Psa. 121:4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

If we neglect [sleep], we are implicitly claiming an affinity with God that mortals should never claim.

Psa. 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.

There is no greater delusion than that we can accomplish more by working a great many hours each day, straining mind and body to the limit of endurance, than by working fewer hours with less straining, less fatigue, but with greater freshness and intensity.
First-class work is impossible to brains exhausted by lack of recreation and sleep.”

—Orison Swett Marden from Making Life a Masterpiece

Zeal Without Burnout: “We need sleep” – AUDIO

We need sleep and are designed for sleep. God is different.

Psa. 121:3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;

Psa. 121:4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

If we neglect [sleep], we are implicitly claiming an affinity with God that mortals should never claim.

Psa. 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.

There is no greater delusion than that we can accomplish more by working a great many hours each day, straining mind and body to the limit of endurance, than by working fewer hours with less straining, less fatigue, but with greater freshness and intensity.
First-class work is impossible to brains exhausted by lack of recreation and sleep.”

—Orison Swett Marden from Making Life a Masterpiece

“Kingdom Kwestion, Luke 13.18-21” – VIDEO

What is the kingdom? Jesus taught about it all the time. It mattered to him. What do you think it is? “Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”” (Luke 13:18–21 NIV11)

“Kingdom Kwestion, Luke 13.18-21” – AUDIO

What is the kingdom? Jesus taught about it all the time. It mattered to him. What do you think it is? “Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”” (Luke 13:18–21 NIV11)