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Balance vs. Burnout (1 of 4)
Kerry and Chris Shook
''The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yea, 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.''
Psalm 23 (NKJV)
1. MAKE CHRIST THE SHEPHERD OF MY LIFE
Provision: ''The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.'' Vs. 1 (NKJV)
''Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need.'' Vs. 1 (LB)
Restoration: ''He restores my soul.'' Vs. 3a (NKJV)
Direction: ''He leads me….'' Vs. 3b (NKJV)
Protection: ''You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.''
Vs. 5a (NKJV)
2. MAKE TIME TO NOURISH MY SOUL
''He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet water, He refreshes my soul.'' Vs. 2, 3a (NIV)
''My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.'' Psalm 119:28 (NIV)
''What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?''
Mark 8:36 (NIV)
3. MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON GOD'SCALL, NOT OTHERS AGENDAS
''He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.'' Vs. 3b (NKJV)
''Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. Later Simon and the others went out to find Him. When they found Him, they said, 'Everyone is looking for You.''' -Mark 1:35-37 (NLT)
Remember How Big God Is
''When I look up into the night skies and see the work of your fingers--the moon and the stars You have made-- I cannot understand how You can bother with mere puny man, to pay an ...
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