The Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness

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Inter-Varsity Press, 2008 - Religion - 179 pages
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Do you say yes to requests when you really mean to say no? Do you feel permanently trapped by your 24/7 lifestyle? While offering practical help to busy Christians, Tim Chester also opts for root-and-branch treatment: you need to deal radically with the things that are driving you. If you're busy because of the following: "I need to prove myself", "Otherwise things get out of control", "I like the pressure/money", think again! At the root of our "slavery" lie serious misunderstandings, often reinforced by our culture. If we want to be free, then we need to counteract them with God's Word. It's important to manage our time, but more important to manage our hearts. God has promised his rest to all who are weary and burdened (Matthew 11:28). It's up to us to accept it. - Back cover.
 

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Contents

Start here
7
Slow down I want to get off
9
Is busy bad?
21
Use your time efficiently
35
Sort out your priorities
49
Glorify God all the time
60
Getting to the heart of busyness
76
Im busy because I need to prove myself The liberating rest of God
87
Im busy because of other peoples expectations The liberating fear of God
100
Im busy because otherwise things get out of control The liberating rule of God
112
Im busy because I prefer being under pressure The liberating refuge of God
126
Im busy because I need the money The liberating joy of God
137
Im busy because I want to make the most of like The liberating hope of God
153
Finding rest in the midst of busyness
168
Notes
172
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