Unforced rhythms of grace
If you’ve been following my blog posts
You will know that our focus for 2018 is to PREPARE
But, what if all this talk about preparing and preparation
Leaves you feeling, well kind of exhausted?
Like, you’ll have to force yourself to get motivated for 2018?
This is where the unforced rhythms of grace come in
UNFORCED RHYTHMS OF GRACE
I love what it says in Matthew 11:28-30
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come with me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take 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.”
Don’t you just love that Jesus knows how tired we get?
I’ll let you into a little secret
I had only written 4 lines of this blog post
Before my eyelids grew heavy and I started to drool all over my keyboard
I had to take a 10 minute – half an hour – oh, alright then, hour siesta
To be properly prepared for the year ahead
We need to, ‘Come away with Him and learn the unforced rhythms of grace’
Notice He says
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace
As Christ followers, we tend to think that the more we do the more it makes God happy
But, I’ve learnt that lesson the hard way
Most of the activities and schedules we cram into our busy lives
Aren’t pleasing God at all
Tired. Worn out. Burned out.
Do any of those words ring true with you?
How can we step into all God has waiting for us in 2018
If we’re worn out at the beginning of the year?
The unforced rhythms of grace require us to watch how Jesus did it
He’s asking you, to get away with Him and recover, to have real rest
God wants you to keep company with Him
Because only then, will you live freely and lightly
To sway into His rhythm
The unforced rhythm
And be absorbed by His love
Prepare yourself, by taking time out and spending it with the lover of your soul
Soak in his Word, go for a walk, pray
Learn the unforced rhythms of His grace
Preparation isn’t about doing more, my friend
It’s actually about doing less