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GRC ONLINE DIGITAL CARE GROUP #10

Help! I Have No Time

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In this care group, Pastor Darren Sim, Pastor Josh and Lindsay Holohan share more on the topic: Help! I Have No Time!

We live in a culture where busyness is worn as a badge of honor. There is a constant need to do more, achieve more, and get more in order to rise to the top. As children of God, we are called to do the contrary—slow down and live in the unforced rhythms of His grace. But how do we do that? Even if we are not chasing accolades and titles, there never seems to be enough time for all that we have to do. Grab your Bible and notebook and join the discussion as our pastors discuss all these and more. 

Take part in this digital care group session on your own or together with your friends and family. Feel free to use this guide to follow the conversation with our pastors, use it for your personal time of study, or to facilitate more conversations with your community. 

This session is based on the message:

  • Joseph Prince—Answers For A Hurried Life (Sep 5, 2021) [Sermon Notes]

1. How do we find rest in a culture of hurriedness and busyness?

In our society today, there is a prevailing culture of hurriedness and busyness. Many see being busy as an achievement or a sign of success. While it is important for us not to be lazy in our jobs, God’s desire is for us to produce fruits without stress, anxiety, or hurriedness on the inside. 

We can do that because at the cross, the Lord has already finished all the work needed for your provision and life (see Heb. 4:3,11 KJV). Because the Lord has already finished the work, His finishing line is now your starting post. 

And when you choose to rest in Him, the Lord will not rest until He has successfully resolved the matter for you. 

Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter of this day.” — Ruth 3:18

We can rest because Jesus won’t rest unless He accomplishes, finishes, and perfects what He started.

Talk It Over

Is there an area in your life that the Lord is showing you to slow down in? Take a moment to share or write it down in your journal, and commit it into the Lord’s hands.

2. How did Jesus relax?

Life is busy. Whether it is with work, school, or family, there are many things in our daily lives that demand our attention. How then do we live in the midst of unavoidable busyness? We can look at how Jesus did it during His time ministering on earth. 

During His time on earth, Jesus was one of the busiest people around. We see in the Scriptures that He was always on the move, going from village to village teaching, proclaiming the good news, and healing the sick (see Matt. 9:35). Yet, we also see from the Word that He was never in a hurry or rushing from one place to another, but was always calm and at rest. How did He do it? 

Jesus prioritized having: 

  1. Prayer Time
  2. Social Time (not social media time)
  3. Church Time
  4. Sleeping Time
  5. Nature Time (not Netflix time)
  6. Walking Time
  7. Kingdom Time/Enjoy Today Time

Instead of wearing busyness as a badge of honor, be adorned in the Lord’s rest and experience His supernatural acceleration in every area of your life.

3. Own the Word

OWN THE WORD

Relax, as Jesus Is Relaxed

This week, begin to practice what Jesus did in His time to rest and relax. 

For instance, when you find yourself getting into a worry loop, choose to go out for a walk and talk to the Lord about the cares on your heart. If you find yourself getting fearful thinking about a work presentation or a situation in school, choose instead to spend time with a friend, get together and pray with one another.

Check out these additional resources:

  • Feeling Troubled? Start Praying In The Spirit! [Video]
  • Why Is Praying In Tongues So Powerful? [Video]

Questions about this topic

Do you have a question that you would like answered from this care group session? Here are some thoughts from the team that we would like to share.
  • Does resting in the Lord mean I don’t have to work hard at my job or in school?

Rest is not inactivity. It is Spirit-directed activity. Rest does not mean that God wants you to be lazy or passive in your job or at school. He wants you to produce fruits wherever you are in but do so without stress, anxiety, or hurriedness on the inside. God’s grace and rest do not make you lazy and unproductive. On the contrary, it makes you labor more abundantly for His glory

The apostle Paul, who championed the gospel of grace, said that he “labored more abundantly than they all” (1 Cor. 15:10). Jesus accomplished everything for you on the cross. He finished all the work needed for your provision and life. The knowledge of what He has done empowers you to labor more abundantly. 

In other words, you do not have to labor to be blessed or to be successful, but rather,  through Christ, you have the power to labor more abundantly because you are already blessed. As you rest in His finished work, let the Holy Spirit and His wisdom teach and guide you, and begin to experience God’s way to success, wholeness, and victorious living!  

Additional resources for you to check out:

  • Why Should I Ask Wisdom? [Video]
  • God’s #lifehack For Good Success [Video]

 

A GIFT FOR YOU

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Michelle Moscherosch

Happy Birthday Pastor Prince. God bless you!

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Nansy Travis

I’m in Sacramento ca please send a church

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Anita Jennings

Grateful to the Lord for grace online church👏🏼👐🏼🙌❤️🙏🏽👐🏼🙌👏🏼

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Emma Limoges

Love this digital Care group especially about our Lord Jesus how to relax in His day. I went through all the verses again, so feeding, so relaxing. Bless you Pastor Darren, Josh and Lindsey. It’s so beautiful. Seeing all of you honoring pastor Prince is so encouraging. Bless Pastor Prince and His family.

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Claremont, NH
Emma Limoges

I see how Jesus going everywhere with His disciples. For important times, He always brought 3 of them. God Father, Son, Holy Spirit also is 3in one. Church is God’s idea. The fullness of Christ is in Church. Thank you for providing for this digital church that Sunday is a feast for me. Bless Pastor Prince preaching full gospel. We are also praying for our local church pastor and team have a full revelations of full gospel. Every week I go to Church, I ask God to give me a word or encouragement through our local church. He does supply as Pastor Josh reminded us to focus on His supply. I do share pastor Prince Gospel Partners with our local church and pray that He gives them the spirit of wisdom and revelations in the knowledge of Jesus that they will be fully under grace. Amen. I believe going to Church on Sunday is to honor Him and He will honor me in return.
I am also grateful that we do have a small group studying pastor Prince’s devotional. It has been 7 years, which blessed our daily lives so much! Kingdom friends are so good and coming together in Jesus’s name are His abundant supply. Thank you all!

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Claremont, NH
Judy Davidson

I was amazed how this care group coincided with what the Holy Spirit was just recently speaking to me. (I can relax now, and simply enjoy life, start to live today, no more post traumatic stress syndrome, I’m finally here, in my home church 🥲🥰) I am incredibly grateful for GRCO and am just now realizing more and more how GRC is the answer to a prayer I prayed on Sunday Nov 26, 2000 when asking for a church for my children. (that was a very profound experience that I had then but did not fully understood at that time) Now, being fully plugged into GRC (although, still finding my way around the digital factor) things are starting to come full circle in a very very good way and I absolutely know it is in large part due to I am finally in the right place!!! It feels so good and so right!!! (it feels like a real honeymoon, sounds corny but true) I love it🥰 and can’t even begin to tell you how much!
Thank you to everyone GRCO, JPM, and NCC. I am So encouraged and even more inspired and believe even more in the promises and words of Christ. I can’t wait and have so much hope inside me it actually feels explosive just thinking and talking about it.
The Lord God shalom bless Pastor Joseph Prince, Pastor Darren, Pastor Josh, Pastor Lindsay, all the Pastors and leaders and teams and GRC and NCC 💕

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Bridgeport, NY
Debbie

I was really blessed by Pastor Darren’s teaching on how Jesus relaxed, and what He did with His time. Although He often withdrew to be alone with His Father, and would go to the synogogue (church), I love the way Pastor Darren pointed out other things He did with His time, such as His social life, and the way He enjoyed being in and considering Nature. Also how He could slow down and fall asleep in the midst of a rushed life.
Looking at these aspects of Jesus’ life helps me see areas I need to be more balanced in, and especially to enjoy every single day, knowing that we have many beautiful days to enjoy here, before He comes for us.

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Georgia
Imogene

So thank you all for your genuine love for Jesus. encouragement to shut ins as well. I am So thankful also for Pastor Prince who teaches nearest like Jesus as any person on earth. Found him by chance 11 years ago. Happy Birthday Pastor Prince 5-15-2022

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Lebanon IN
Anita Jennings

Gardening. Sitting on my patio

Anita Jennings

Prayer for my son, Caleb to find employment. He is “labeled” as a felon and is discouraged.

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Anita Jennings

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASTOR PRINCE!!!! And Many many many More!!! Thank you for being obedient to God and our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. 🎁🎂❤️🎊🎉👏🏼

Isaac

Thankful for the Digital Care Group and the message of rest.

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Loweann

I want to say I love listening to pastor princes

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Christine Locklear

Hello Houston Texas

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Dawn Moreno

First time listening to this Care Group. It ministered to my weary soul.

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BENJAMIN P LEHMANN

Healing of Spine, Lungs and Hernia.

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Jaybaz

Hi Janel

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Arnetta Pollard

First time joining and it’s good to be with other Christians who love the Lord.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jen K-Lim

Amen. I really like this message.

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Tamica Moon

Pray for my brother Olando Moon peace rest faith finances marriage to live in the spirit give all to Jesus

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I love these digital group sessions! Of the many take-aways available, the ones that stood out to me had to do with the practical, free flowing, non-formulaic ways we can spend quality time with God across the seasons of our lives. Hearing how Pastor Prince and GRC staff have us on their hearts made me feel loved and connected. Thank you pastors for being relatable, for sharing in authentic and humble ways, and for letting us know how you successfully face the same challenges we do! Looking forward to the next digital care group.🙌
Donna S.
Donna S.from our Facebook group
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The digital care group discussion was so practical and helpful. I listened to it twice today and the activities are so very useful for me to put all this into practice. I'm so thankful to both of you (and of course Pastor Prince as well) for doing this!
joyfullyHuntersville, NC
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So glad to be part of GRC and this wonderful care group!!! 🙏😀❤️ So very blessed! The Lord bless you Pastors and your families!! I feel so loved and cared for! There’s no distance in the Spirit! I love and pray for all my brothers and sisters in Christ🙏❤️...
Liz GAGeorgia
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We truly feel like we are valuable members of GRC though we are physically distant.
Wendy HAustin, TX
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This is awesome, I work two weekends out of the month, as I am not able to get to church. So now I am so blessed to have this gathering in my home.
LoneyVictoria, BC
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Thank you for the care group notes, that’s really great!! Something we can work on during the week - really appreciated.
Lisa W@username
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GRC online is an answered prayer for me. 🙏🏽 Thank you for a rhema word. Jesus loves me and I’m never alone.
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