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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry week 3

Speaker: Tyler Long

THE RUTHLESS ELIMINATION OF HURRY

BUSYNESS

“Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day.” Dallas Willard 

“If the devil can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy!” Corrie Ten Boom 

“If you’re not fighting the devil every day, then he is working harder than you” – Pastor Chris Hodges

Silence and Solitude 

Live Deliberately

You can be less hurried and more productive 

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NLT 

“But you are God’s chosen treasure – priests who are kings, a spiritual ‘nation’ set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own…” 1 Peter 2:9 TPT 

You can’t fully access the promises of God without following the rhythms of God

10 Commandments

  1. Worship only one God
  2. Have no idols
  3. Don’t dishonor God’s name
  4. {LEAVE BLANK} 
  5. Honor your father and mother
  6. Do not murder
  7. Do not commit adultery
  8. Do not steal 
  9. Do not Lie 
  10. Do not covet what doesn’t belong to you

10 Commandments

  1. Worship only one God
  2. Have no idols
  3. Don’t dishonor God’s name
  4. EVERY 7 DAYS, YOU MUST TAKE ONE DAY TO REST. NO WORK ALLOWED
  5. Honor your father and mother
  6. Do not murder
  7. Do not commit adultery
  8. Do not steal 
  9. Do not Lie 
  10. Do not covet what doesn’t belong to you

Sabbath 

“The Sabbath has largely been forgotten by the Church, which has uncritically mimicked the rhythms of the industrial and success-obsessed West. The result? Our road-weary, exhausted Churches have largely failed to integrate Sabbath into their lives as vital elements of Christian discipleship. It is not as though we do not love God – we love God deeply. We just do not know how to sit with God anymore.” – AJ Swoboda

“We have become perhaps the most emotionally exhausted, psychologically overworked, spiritually malnourished people in history.” – AJ Swoboda 

Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.” Exodus 20:8-11 NLT 

Sabbath: Hebrew word “Shabbat” means “To Stop” or “Cease” 

“You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a “stopping day” dedicated to the Lord your God.” Exodus 20:9-10 NLT 

TRUE REST

The Sabbath is a command from God 

“…make every effort to enter that rest…” Hebrews 4:11 NIV 

“So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall.” Hebrews 4:11 NLT 

“The lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.” Psalm 23:1-3 NIV 

“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” Genesis 2:2-3 NIV 

You can’t experience the blessings of God without following the rhythms of God

When we practice Sabbath, God will bless and do more with the 6 days that we have than we ever could with the 7

FAST FOOD AVERAGE SALES PER STORE

  1. {LEAVE BLANK}
  2. Raising Cane’s – $3.9M
  3. Whataburger – $3.2M
  4. In-N-Out – $3.1M
  5. McDonald’s – $2.9M 

FAST FOOD AVERAGE SALES PER STORE

  1. Chick-fil-a – $5.0M 
  2. Raising Cane’s – $3.9M
  3. Whataburger – $3.2M
  4. In-N-Out – $3.1M
  5. McDonald’s – $3.9M 

GOD BLESSES OBEDIENCE

We don’t need more hours or more productivity…We need more time with Jesus! 

What changes would I need to make to my schedule to be obedient to God’s command and take a Sabbath? 

PICK A DAY

What do I do on the Sabbath? 

What do I NOT do on the Sabbath? 

The sabbath isn’t the same thing as a day off 

REST AND WORSHIP 

Spend time in prayer

Spend time in worship

Eat Well 

Cook Something

Play

Hike

Fish

Read a book

Golf

Paint 

Ride a bike

Walk

Take a nap

Laugh 

Spend time with Kids / Grandkids

Spend time with friends 

Spend time with your spouse 

Watch a movie

Go to a park 

For the rest of the year, take one sabbath day off where there is no work.