Food for the Soul Monday: Unforced Rhythms of Grace
*A little nourishment for your soul to get you goin’*
The year is winding down. (17 more days to be exact;-)
If we took the time at this moment to reflect on this past year, I am sure all of us can think of good moments. Bad moments. Achievements. Failures. Lessons. And so much more that, once again, confirms that this life is truly a journey.
It’s normal to anticipate a fresh start when January 1st arrives, but there is a passage that tells me that a fresh start is never confined to time; rather, it’s confined to choice. It’s never the wrong time to choose a new mindset or a new habit or a new trajectory. It’s never the wrong time to accept what God continues to offer. And He says this to us:
“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” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)
Truth is we get tired. We burn out, but God doesn’t. He only knows how to meet the needs of our weariness. Choose today to apply this promise to your life. I love how He says that we will “Learn the Unforced rhythms of Grace.”
We get consumed by the timelines we set for ourselves. We get overwhelmed by the pressures of society. We get discouraged by the failures of our efforts.
And at times, we revert to striving in the flesh what has been completed for us by the Spirit of God.
But this walk is meant to be led by unforced, uncontrived rhythms of His grace. It’s not meant to drain. It’s meant to uplift. Fortify. Cultivate. Flourish. Revive. It’s mean to give LIFE!
I pray you rest upon His word and come away with Him. Let me help you rediscover what you thought you lost. Let Him remove the burdens you’re carrying so that He can show you what it feels to live freely and lightly. And the best part is that you don’t have to wait til January 1st. Today is the day.
Peace, love and blessings,