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Matthew 11:28-30 MSG
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get
away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a
real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn
the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting
on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and
lightly.”
Top 3 Time Thieves:

  1. Internet
  2. Television
  3. Busy schedules
    Average Time People Spend in a Lifetime:
    • 70% of our waking lives in front of digital media
    • 25 years sleeping
    • 10.3 years working
    • 4.3 years driving a car
    • 5 years waiting in line
    • 4 years eating
    • 2 years watching commercials
    • 2.5 years cooking
    • Women spend 17 years of life trying to lose weight
    • Women spend 1.5 years of life deciding what to wear
    • Women spend 8 years of life shopping
    • Women spend 1.5 years of life doing their hair
    • Men spend 1 year of life looking at women
    Famous Quotes on Time:
    • “He who lets time rule will live the life of a slave.” – John
    Arthorne
    • “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” –
    Peter Drucker
    • “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you
    value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott
    Peck
    • “The bad news is that time flies; the good news is that you’re the
    pilot!” – Michael Atwater
    • “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – John
    Maxwell
    Ephesians 5:15-17 NKJ
    See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
    redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be
    unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
    Matthew 11:28-30 NKJ
    “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.”

Principles of First Time:

  1. First Day
    Exodus 20:8-11 NKJ
    “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor
    and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord
    your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your
    daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your
    cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the
    Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them,
    and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath
    day and hallowed it.”
    Mark 2:27 NKJ
    And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man
    for the Sabbath.”
    • First Day: Takes Faith
  2. First Hour
    Mark 1:32-38 NKJ
    At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were
    sick and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city was
    gathered together at the door. Then He healed many who were sick
    with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not
    allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.
    Psalm 63:1 NKJ
    O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for
    You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no
    water.
    “The first hour of the day is the rudder of the day.” – Henry Ward
    Beecher
    • First Hour: Takes Discipline
  3. First Relationship
    Exodus 20:3 NKJ
    “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
    Mark 12:29-30 NKJ
    Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ’Hear, O
    Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord
    your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and
    with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.”
    Matthew 10:37 NKJ
    “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me.
    And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of
    Me.”
    • First Relationship: Takes Dedication