What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Do you need to devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Must you become a better person so that God will accept you? Learn how you can know God personally.
Graphic:Solitude is a place where Christ remodels us in his own image and frees us from the victimizing compulsions of the world.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen
Verse: So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. – Genesis 2:3
Quote: God is more interested in changing your thinking than in changing your circumstances. – Mark Buchanan
How would you define “unhurried” for your life? What demonstrates unhurried living in your life? #UnhurriedLiving
Article: Do you struggle with the idol of busyness?
Graphic:“If God’s purpose for your job is that you serve the human community, then the way to serve God best is to do the job as well as it can be done.” – Tim Keller
Verse: Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. – Ecclesiastes 4:6
Quote: We must do a better job of inspiring our members...and equipping them to live missionally through their vocation. – Amy Sherman
Article: Can you relate to these tired missionaries?
Graphic: “The antidote to exhaustion may not be rest but wholeheartedness... we are typically exhausted because we are not doing our TRUE work.” – Gordon T. Smith
Quote: “Two things we want so desperately, glory and relationship, can coexist only in God.” – Tim Keller
Verse: He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. – Psalm 23:2
Question: Do you know a Christian working in tech? Tell them about the chance to use their skills serving God. indigitous.org @indigitous
Article:Do you need to help someone learn how to manage their time better? Check out this discipleship tool.
Graphic: “The bigger the change we hope for, the longer we must be willing to invest, work for, and wait for it.” – Andy Crouch
Verse: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6
Quote: “I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” – Bob Goff
Tweet: What motivates you when you think about how to glorify God through your job?
Article: Be a leader in your workplace by first becoming a servant.
Graphic:It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. – Psalm 127:2
Quote: “Shoddy work is not just shoddy work. It's a failure of love.” – Matt Perman
Tweet: What does it mean to you to be “called?”
Scattered, frantic, boundary-less busyness comes naturally. The rhythms of work and rest require planning. #UnhurriedLiving
Article: Is your attitude towards money causing problems?
Graphic:Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. – Colossians 3:23
Quote: “Stewardship means to consciously take up our cultural power, investing it intentionally among the seemingly powerless, putting our power at their disposal to enable them to cultivate and create.” – Andy Crouch
Quote: “Nothing is so fundamental to the spiritual life as learning to give thanks.” – Gordon T. Smith
Quote: “Work is a major instrument of God’s providence; it is how he sustains the human world.” ― Tim Keller
Verse: Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. – Proverbs 16:3
Quote: “Our daily work can be a calling only if it is reconceived as God’s assignment to serve others.” – Timothy J. Keller
Graphic: “Our aim in delegating is not simply to make our own lives better and free up our time. It is also to build up the other person.” – Matt Perman
Tweet: What are some ways you can glorify God in your job this week?
Article:This series will help you steward your finances.
Verse: Jesus took time away to rest with God. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. – Luke 5:16
Tweet: Do you think there is a difference between a call to a job and the call to missions? How?
Challenge: Examine your week and honestly evaluate where you are at in obeying God’s command for you to take Sabbath rest.
Quote: "We all know we need rest from work, but we don’t realize we have to work hard just to rest." – Kevin DeYoung #UnhurriedLiving
Graphic:Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. – Matthew 11:29
Quote: “Practicing rhythms of silence and words, stillness and action, helps us learn to wait on God – which doesn't come easily for those of us accustomed to busily trying to make things happen.” ― Ruth Haley Barton
Question: What choices are you making today to avoid regrets as you look back at your life?
Graphic:"Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort." – A.W. Tozer
Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” – Psalm 46:10
Quote: “More important than efficiency is effectiveness – getting the right things done. Efficiency doesn’t matter if you are doing the wrong things in the first place.” – Matt Perman
Resource: Pass on these resources to someone considering a career in law.
Graphic: What do you miss when you speed up? What might you experience if you were to slow down?
Graphic: “To be Christian is to stake our lives on this belief: the only cultural goods that ultimately matter are the ones that love creates.” – Andy Crouch
Quote: “The gospel also gives us new power for work by supplying us with a new passion and a deeper kind of rest.” – Tim Keller
Verse: But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. – Gal 6:4-5
Quote: “Hurry is not just a disordered schedule. Hurry is a disordered heart.” – John Ortberg #UnhurriedLiving
Resource:Pass on these resources to someone considering a career in business
Graphic: So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31
Article:Are you struggling in your busy life to pray?
Challenge: Where can you schedule some unhurried think time this week? #CruChallenge
Resource: Do you know someone who is getting ready to graduate this school year? Pass on this devotional to them.
Resource:Pass on these resources to someone considering a medical career.
Quote: “We were all meant to save many lives. God is always trying to save lives, and it seems like He usually uses the least likely people to do it.” – Bob Goff
Challenge: Think of someone who exemplifies unhurried living. Ask them how they do it. #CruChallenge
Resource: Are you struggling in your schedule to take time with the Lord? Here is a resource to refresh you.
Graphic: So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath. – Mark 2:28
Resource:Pass on these resources to someone considering a career in the arts.
Article: Has someone ever taken credit for your idea? About giving credit where credit is due.
Graphic:Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. – 1 Cor 15:58
Quote: “Productivity comes from engagement, not control and mere compliance.” – Matt Perman
Challenge: List three things that give your work purpose. Ask yourself if they are sufficient to generate satisfaction and rest.
Challenge: Write out your favorite Bible verse(s) on rest and place it where it will remind you to unhurry your heart #CruChallenge
Quote: We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. – Nelson Mandela
Verse: And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. – 1 Thess. 5:14
Quote: Too enter our Sabbath rest, we must put an end to self-reliance – trusting in our own abilities to overcome difficulties, rise above challenges, escape tragedies, or achieve personal greatness.” – Charles Swindoll
Quote: Avoiding overwork requires deep rest in Christ’s finished work for your salvation (Hebrews 4:1–10). Only then will you be able to ‘walk away’ regularly from your vocational work and rest. – Tim Keller
Challenge: Read Psalm 51. What truths about God do you see?
Graphic:“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” – Psalm 46:10