Be Good to Yourself
1. SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH , IT’S STEWARDSHIP . “AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ The second is this: ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 (NASB) 2. BUILD BOUNDARIES BEFORE YOU BURNOUT . “As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns. Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” Matthew 14:13-14 (NLT) “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27- 3:4 (NASB) 3. RETREAT , REPLENISH AND REST ! “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 (NASB) Victory Group Questions: What are some practical and spiritual things you do to take care of yourself and your soul? Share about a time when you’ve experienced burnout [chronic stress, exhaustion, depression, etc…]. What boundaries have you set to prevent that from happening again? Define what rest means to you? What fruit will it produce? What was your biggest takeaway from this message and why?