Monday, November 23, 2015

More from Matt Perman

Twitter summaries from What's Best Next

- The best way to be productive is to put others first. This is both what the gospel teaches us and the most exciting life.

- We are to be creative, competent, and audacious in doing good for the world. Productivity practices exist to help us do that.

- You don't have to run to the hills to serve God. You can serve Him in the things you do every day, when done in faith.

- The core principle of productivity is to put first things first. There are four steps to doing this: define, architect, reduce, and execute.

- Slack work is a form of vandalism. Proverbs 18:9  [LOVE THIS]

- Don't just be generous with the results of your work; be generous in your work.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

From "What's Best Next" by Matt Perman

Reading through What's Best Next: How the gospel transforms how you get things done. Some of the best quotes are when he quotes others:

Aimless, unproductive Christians contradict the creative, purposeful, powerful, merciful God we love. - John Piper, Desiring God

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. - Proverbs 6:6-8

Wilberforce sat at his desk on that foggy Sunday morning in 1787thinking about his conversion and his calling. Had God saved him only to rescue him from hell? He could not accept that. If Christianity was true and meaningful, it must not only save but serve. - Charles Colson, preface to Wilberforce's A Practical View of Christianity

God calls us to be abundant in doing good, but you don't have to run to the hills and leave the world to do this good. - Matt Perman

No man has the right to be idle...[W]here is it in such a world as this that health, and leisure, and affluence may not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want to supply, some misery to alleviate? - William Wilberforce