May 13, 2014
Most days, we wake up just trying to survive instead of serve. In an era of complexity and opportunity, we need the skills and habits that free us from the tyranny of the urgent so we can prioritize, invest in, and build healthy relationships.
Resources for the current sermon series.
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
“I’M TOO BUSY!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us. Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all. That’s why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book, Crazy Busy — and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots. This book is highly practical and super short, Crazy Busy will help you put an end to “busyness as usual.”
The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan
Widely-acclaimed author Mark Buchanan states that what we've really lost is "the rest of God-the rest God bestows and, with it, that part of Himself we can know only through stillness." Stillness as a virtue is a foreign concept in our society, but there is wisdom in God's own rhythm of work and rest. Jesus practiced Sabbath among those who had turned it into a dismal thing, a day for murmuring and finger-wagging, and He reminded them of the day's true purpose: liberation-to heal, to feed, to rescue, to celebrate, to lavish and relish life abundant.
Margin by Richard A Swenson, M.D.
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. Today we use margin just to get by. This book is for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressure of overload. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God’s purpose. Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from.
Resouces to help combate the busyness in our lives.
These books help us think about spiritual practices that help us focus on what is most important
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg