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


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


Wendy xo







Wendy Parker

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