1. Galatians 6:9 (NLT) says “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.” The word “tired” here means: weary, worn out, exhausted, fatigued, burnt-out, dog-tired, spent, or drained.
Question: Do you feel like those words (weary, worn out, exhausted, etc.) could describe their life right now and, if so, why?
2. Jeremy talked about driving to Colorado and how when he got tired, he began to drift.
Question: Have you noticed (either presently or in the past) when you are tired or distracted, the important things of life begin to drift?
3. Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) says, “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.”
Question: What thoughts come to mind as we read this?
4. Jeremy mentioned that he once heard someone explain God’s guidelines for life are likened to guardrails on a mountain road. They are there to keep you safe, not because God is trying to restrict you. When it comes to guardrails, no one says, “Hey, I wish they’d remove those guardrails because I want to drive as close to the edge of the cliff as possible.”
Question: Why does our culture want to remove guardrails and live close to (or even over) the edge when it comes to godly morality and ethics?
5. Jeremy said, “Do you want to avoid regret? Then allow God’s guardrails to be in your life.”
The Bible references living with guardrails as having a “holy” life. Living a “holy” life is actually living the kind of life God designed us to live.
1 Peter 1:16 (NLT) – “For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
Question: When God instructs us to live a “holy” life, what thoughts come to mind?
John 16:13a (NLT) – “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.”
Question: In a culture that constantly is saying, “do what you want” how do we listen to God’s leading?