(Job 33:4 NLT) For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
(2 Timothy 1:16 TLB) May the Lord bless Onesiphorus and all his family because he visited me and encouraged me often. His visits revived me like a breath of fresh air.
Handwriting on the Wall
(Daniel 5:26-27) This is what these words mean: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
When I'm tired...
The risk of sinful choices increases.
(Luke 21:34) Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.
My emotions are inconsistent.
(Job 9:25 NCV) My days go by faster than a runner; they fly away without my seeing any joy.
I am less productive.
(Proverbs 21:5 Message) Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.
(Proverbs 19:2 GW) …a person in a hurry makes mistakes.
I end up empty inside.
(Psalm 39:6 NLT) We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
I can't hear God.
(Psalm 46:10) Be still, and know that I am God.
Catch Your Breath
(Mark 6:31) Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Stop the constant push for more.
(Ecclesiastes 4:6 GN) It is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time…
(Proverbs 14:30) A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
(Proverbs 20:25) It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows.
Keep the Sabbath day holy.
(Exodus 20:9-10 GN) You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to Me.
(Proverbs 10:27 LB) Reverence for God adds hours to each day…
Stay close to Jesus.
(Psalm 23:1-3) The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
(Matthew 11:28-30) Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
(Isaiah 63:14) They were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
Fresh Air Principle #3: Slow Down.
October 19th Next Steps Discovery at 11:15 AM in Langston Hughes Academy Library. Lunch and childcare are provided.