A Word from the Lord with Archbishop Foley Beach

It’s About Time: Part 2 – Overstressed, Overloaded, and Maxed Out Lives

January 14, 2017

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Message Summary: Following Jesus brings peace into our lives even though we may face great trials and tribulations. In John 16:33, Jesus tells us: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”. However, when observing the lives of modern-day Christians, we don’t find many of their lives saturated with peace.

God has given each of us a capacity for our lives with His expectations for living as Jesus described in John 10:10: “. . . I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.". The difference between what would be considered our lives’ capacity and our lives being filled to overflowing is our lives’ margin. God desires to bless us and to have our lives filled with His presence through the Holy Spirit.

Often, technology and the other worthwhile benefits of this age bring the stresses of time, making wimps of us in the management of time in our lives. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, God tells us: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:". As we manage the elements and demands of time in our lives, we must manage time for ourselves and our kids. Kids spell love as “time” – be present in their lives, mentally and emotionally. Indifference can be interpreted as a lack of genuine affection and esteem. Also, we need “God time”, a time to nurture and deepen our relationship with Jesus.

Without margin, we have built our life-foundations on sand and not on the rock of Jesus’ teachings. Ways we can build margin back into our lives is by: 1) having a weekly Sabbath; building back into our lives a time alone with God every day; 3) expecting that the unexpected will happen; 4) learning to say “no”; 5) using technology wisely; 6) pruning our activity branches; 7) prioritizing our calendars; and 8) giving thanks to God.

Today’s Affirmation: I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).

Scripture Reference (ESV): Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 1:35; John15:1-11; 1 Theologians 5:16-17.

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About A Word from the Lord

The vision of A Word from the Lord is to share Biblical teaching using the instruments of radio, print, computer, the Internet, and satellite technology so that people might hear and apply the WORD of GOD and discover the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah.

In today’s world of confusing and conflicting messages from the Church, a major goal of A Word from the Lord can be summarized from Nehemiah when: They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving meaning so that the people could understand what was being read (Nehemiah 8:8,NIV). With all the clutter in today's media venues, A Word from the Lord, seeks to proclaim in simple terms the ancient Faith of the Scriptures. As the Apostle Paul has written for us: So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17, ESV).

About Archbishop Foley Beach

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Founded in 2009, the ACNA unites some 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion, and the ACNA has planted nearly 500 churches in the past five years.

Archbishop Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia from its founding in February 2004 until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South (ADOTS) in the ACNA, and in June 2014, he was elected by his fellow bishops to serve as the Archbishop of the ACNA. Additionally, Dr. Beach is president of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF).

Dr. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South and Georgia State University. He has served in ministry with Young Life, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church. Dr. Beach has been married for more than 30 years, and he and his wife have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Beach’s passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible and living Jesus. Dr. Beach’s A Word from the Lord radio ministry can be heard each week on radio stations throughout the United States and on the Internet. A Word from Lord’s Weekly Broadcast is a 25-minute Biblical Teaching ministry, and A Word from the Lord’s One-Minute Messages offer a daily challenge from the Scriptures.

Dr. Beach shares years of Biblical and theological study in addition to more than 40 years of ministry experience as he shepherds the ACNA and ADOTS. Reaching out through the church, the radio, weekly email messages, the Internet, and newspaper columns, in clear and concise ways, he brings out the principles of the Word of God so that listeners may apply them in their lives.

His personal favorite scripture is: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV).

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