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|Laugh, Learn, Linger and Love: Hurry is a Thief|
Authentic Living in an Artificial World
Living Free Every Day®
Thoughts for Today
One of the biggest enemies of our spirituality is hurry. We are so busy, so distracted and so preoccupied that we tend to settle for something less than the authentic Christian life. Being too busy can make us restless, rarely pleased with today and always living for tomorrow. Hurry sickness steals the calm contentment, gladness and peace that are available to us through Jesus. He wants to teach us to take a real rest.
Consider this ...
Slowing down: Cultivate patience by deliberately placing yourself in situations where you simply have to wait.
Silence: Take time to be still and experience God's presence.
Solitude: Set aside regular "alone" times for yourself.
Sabbath: God has provided us with a day of rest. Let's enjoy it. Use it as a time to get a proper perspective.
Learn to linger!
These thoughts were drawn from ...
Authentic Living in an Artificial World by Dr. Mike Chapman. This 45-minute group study gives understanding about what it means to be real. The facilitator's guide includes reproducible group member study sheets and an audio CD designed to help facilitators prepare for each session. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a study for individuals or couples.
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