BOTTOM LINE: MARGIN is the amount available beyond what is Necessary. What kind of MARGIN do we have?
QUESTION: What happens when MARGIN decreases in our lives?
DOWNLOAD: MARGIN is the amount available beyond what is necessary. It’s that amount that we have left over beyond what we have to have. I might add to Andy’s definition … MARGIN is the difference between what we HAVE and what we NEED.
If we have 30 minutes to get somewhere and it takes 20 minutes to get there, we have 10 minutes of MARGIN. If we have $100.00 and we have $80.00 worth of bills, we have $20 worth of MARGIN. The difference between what we HAVE and what we NEED.
1. When margin decreases, your stress increases.
2. As your margin decreases, your relational intimacy, it also decreases.
“… and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me [that’s what we’re going to try to do … to learn from Jesus here], for I am gentle and humble in heart [and you will find what?], and you will find REST for your souls.”
That’s where we’re going to start this week … Would you try to spend 5 minutes a day this week where you don’t produce ANYTHING? Don’t go into it w/ any pre-set thoughts or ideas, just REST in God’s presence and listen.