SCRIPTURES:   Ephesians 5:15-17; Rom 12:2; Matt 6:33; Matt 11:28-29

BOTTOM LINE:  MARGIN is the amount available beyond what is Necessary.  What kind of MARGIN do we have?

QUESTION:  The question to ask when creating our SCHEDULE is not Can We but Is It Wise?

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.   MARGIN is the difference between what we HAVE and what we NEED. 

We often ask ourselves “Can We” do this or “Can We” do that?  And the better question is Is It Wise?  In light of what we know about our hopes, dreams, God’s Word, etc… in light of what we know, Would that be the wise thing to do?  We have to learn to have the Courage & Faith to say NO to some really good things, so that we have enough MARGIN to say YES to the BEST things.

1. AS YOUR MARGIN DECREASES, OUR INTIMATE TIME w/ GOD DECREASES.

 2. AS YOUR MARGIN DECREASES, OUR INTENTIONAL TIME of REST DECREASES.

 

APPLICATION:      Jesus said, Matthew 6:33 … “33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,  and all these things will be given to you as well.” As I talk w/ people all the time who have amazing MARGIN, it’s amazing how over and over when I ask How do you do it?  The answer often includes, … well, I start every single day off realigning w/ God and His word in my lifeMartin Luther spent 1.5 hours a day reading God’s Word, and on days he didn’t have enough time to get everything done, he spent 3 hours, because he knew he’d never get it done any other way than thru the power of God.

And what happens when are daily realigning our life w/ the heartbeat of God, our discernment for What is Wise and what we should do and shouldn’t do is amazing.  Things that would appear as DISTRACTIONS … we now are aligned w/ God’s heartbeat to determine whether that is from God or Culture.

And then we create MARGIN to say YES to things that are obviously from God and NO to everything else … even some GOOD things … but not the BEST things and we can live a life of MARGIN.

 

THIS WEEK … Would you try to spend 10 minutes a day this week where you don’t produce ANYTHING?  And do so 1ST THING … right away in your morning.  Come to Him, and find REST.  Seek Him, and then allow Him to bless the rest of our day.
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