Message Slides – 08.28.2022

SHADOW BOXING | Wk 2: “Busyness & Rest”

Pastor Mike Overstreet | 08.28.2022

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In Genesis, rest is both something God does & it defines what all activity was intended to take place within. 


Genesis 2:15 (NIV)

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.


Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”



We rediscover restful work by connecting to Jesus, relinquishing our old patterns of activity, & adopting his ways.


God gave us rest to teach us that our identity & value are given by grace, not earned by us. 


Shadowboxing & Cultivating Restful Work

  1. Inventory your spiritual, mental, emotional, & physical health. 
  2. Measure your time & adjust as needed to create balance.
  3. Connect to Jesus daily as your first priority. 
  4. Define, plan, & honor a weekly sabbath