This are my actual notes from the weekend talk that is linked to at Pine Cove’s website speaker archives for a Thanksgiving conference… Please remember they are my speaking notes, so they may not all make sense to you – sorry – I just want to help you in case you listen to the talk and are missing the first hour – maybe this will help.
Rest Conference Format
“Busyness is a cover for superficiality with God.” Stuart McCallister
To not rest is to reject a gift
Land cursed for 182 years
Science = 2x as long… year after year of hoeing cursed ground. His parents were looking for a provision for that curse.
Migraines +60% in 10 years
Burn out, vacation almost no impact after vacations
Choosing line at checkout counter
1. look for shortest
2. check to see if the other person ends up getting done before you
3. look for longest line for the rest.
Margin and weights – plus one minus one (Dave Ramsey)
Moses’ father… early apostles get help
Boil a frog
Hemingway on how he went bankrupt –
Tyranny of the urgent
Come to me – not anywhere else
“all” – key all passage
Weary and heavy laden… not just tired, not just with a burden… but exhausted and still having to carry something – and miles to go before I sleep.
His yoke is versus our load. We all bear something
Yoke – “fits well” the legend of Jesus as a yoke maker – “my yokes fit well.”
Sabbath – 4th commandment –
<Sabbat> “cease” “stop”
not when Sabbath was introduced. It was introduced with Manna…
Manna Ex 16:30 – we insist on one or the other, don’t we? Either gather too much or not gather when we should.
Work 6 days
Psalms 127:2 – He gives sleep – we can sleep bc He doesn’t. Since He is up all night, I can sleep.
Risk – battlefield cover formation
Law versus grace (great gospel presentation)
Law wearies us
Basketball coach picture
My labor, His strength – Col 1:29 “according to His power”
Check out your watchface
2 Cor 7:5-7 (?)
It is not faster horses – we can’t out busy the world.
Story about being called “lazy.”
Rest comes from God
Rest proceeds from God
Rev 14:11-13 – is our life more like heaven or hell?