Spiritual Sunday — Relaxing In God's Goodness

Sunday, February 12, 2017




Hello my Lovlies — Happy Sunday (Sunshine)!!!!! 




This week on Cynthia's Spiritual Sunday we are going to be learning about how to Relax in God's Goodness. 

Can you imagine how much better things would be if we could just let go and let God; and then learn to relax in his [God's] goodness?

Following (below) please find the link to this week's audio portion of the sermon.


Below you will find the sermon notes so you can follow along with audio and take notes. 

Click here to print out a PDF version of this week's sermon notes.

RELAXING IN GOD’S GOODNESS

Living in the Goodness of God 

Rick Warren || Saddleback Church






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“The Lord is my Shepherd so I have everything I need. He makes me lie down in green pastures, and he leads me beside quiet water.”Psalm 23:1-2


These images represent: 


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“Only someone too foolish to find his way home would wear himself out with work!”Ecclesiastes 10:15 (TEV)


2.  
“Do not wear yourself out trying to get rich; Have the wisdom to show some restraint! Your money can be gone in a flash as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle!”Proverbs 23:4-5 (NIV/TEV)


3.  
“I’ve learned why people work so hard to succeed; it is because they envy the things their neighbors have.”Ecclesiastes 4:4a (TEV)


4.  
“Here’s another thing I’ve seen on earth that makes no sense: Some people don’t have any kids or family or even friends, yet they work obsessively, never taking a break. There’s no end to their toil and they’re never content with what they’ve done or earned. They never ask ‘Why am I always working to do more?’ And ‘Why don’t I let myself enjoy life?’ And ‘Who cares? Who will get what I leave behind?’ What a senseless and miserable way to live! You’re better off having someone to enjoy and share the rewards of your work.”Ecclesiastes 4:7-9 (Mes/CEV)


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“We work to feed our appetites, but meanwhile our souls go hungry.”Ecclesiastes 6:7 (Mes)






“It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, fearing and worrying that you won’t have enough, for God wants his loved ones to get their proper rest.”Psalm 127:2 (LB)

HOW DO I RELAX IN GOD’S GOODNESS?

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“God decided to give us life through the word of truth so that we might be the most important of everything God has created . . .”James 1:18
God says, “I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”Isaiah 49:16a (GW)


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“A little food eaten in peace is better than having twice as much earned from overwork and chasing the wind.”Ecclesiastes 4:6 (CEV)

“All of us should . . . enjoy what we have worked for. It is God’s gift.”Ecclesiastes 3:13 (TEV)


3.  
“You have six days in which to do your work, but the 7th day is to be a day of complete rest dedicated to Me.”Exodus 20:9-10a (TEV)


“Sabbath” means:  

“The Sabbath was made to benefit man . . .”Mark 2:27 (LB)


4.  
“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”Mark 8:36 (NIV)






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Jesus said, “Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth so much more than the birds. You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it. And why do you worry about anything else? Look at the beauty of the wildflowers in the field . . . They don’t worry or overwork . . . but God takes care of them, so you can be sure that will clothe you too!”Matthew 6:26-30

Jesus: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me! Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”Matthew 11:28-30 (Mes)




There you have it my Lovlies, the recipe for learning how to relax in God's goodness. 

I sincerely hope you take the opportunity to print out the sermon notes and follow along with the audio taking notes.  It will change your perspective on the world.  I promise! 

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