Do You Trust God Enough to Rest?

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You are a hard worker—working with excellence and taking care of responsibilities. But the temptation is to think that the harder we work, the more respect, security and significance we will receive. And instead of working as worship, we wind up worshipping our work.  

Did that clever illustration hit a nerve? Is there a chance that you are worshipping work? Bill Peel talks about the importance of balancing the time we spend at work and at rest. He also talks about where we will find our significance.

Bill is the founding Executive Director of The Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University. He is an award-winning author of seven books including Workplace Grace. 

Bill reminded us that success doesn't give us the satisfaction, the security and the significance that we really want. Where do you get your significance? Where do you find your identity? What would the people who know you say? Is there anything that needs to change?
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Read Exodus 34:21. Bill explained that the Sabbath is more about work than going to church. How do you observe Sabbath? How are you trusting God for your work, family, prosperity and security? How are you honoring your other responsibilities?
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Read Psalm 127: 1–2. How are you working in your own power and strength? How are you trusting God with your work?
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There comes a time when we have to walk away from our work, put it in God's hands, and go to our other responsibilities in life—to our family, our community, ourselves and to God.

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