Week One: The Badge of Busyness

Week One

Watch: The 3-minute video with Vicki

Study: Matthew 11:28-30

Read: Chapter 1 of Rest Assured (pages 1-24)

Verse of the Week 

Matthew 11:28-30: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (NKJV)

Challenge of the Week 

Carve out 5-10 minutes each day this week and take Jesus up on his invitation to come to Him. Lay your heart bare before Him. Ask Him to show you the why behind your busyness. Refer to the list of busyness payoffs on pages 8-11 of Rest Assured if you need some additional guidance to understanding what lies beneath your destructive cycle of chronic busyness. At the end of the week, look at your calendar with fresh eyes and a new heart and begin to do some necessary pruning.

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About Your Teacher

Vicki Courtney is a speaker and the best-selling author of numerous books and Bible studies including, Rest Assured, Move On, Ever After, 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter, and 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son. She is the recipient of a Mom's Choice award and a two-time ECPA Christian Book Award winner. Follow her at vickicourtney.com

Vicki Courtney
Vicki Courtney Bible Study Teacher, Speaker, and Author

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What is beneath your busyness? What contributes most to your feeling of overload: work, family life, or a combination of both? Share your comments with others also going through the challenge this week!

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