Grace | Unforced Rhythms

Grace is an Unforced Rhythm

Sometimes I try way too hard.

Specifically I refer to connecting with God. I’m forced. I’m rigid. I’m unnatural in my approach to Him.

I make rules and regulations for myself. Read this much. Pray that long. Say these words. Think those thoughts.

Jesus gave us the unforced rhythm of grace -

It’s not just me. It’s human nature to be structured in our approach to God. It’s typical for salvation to be a burden, a task, a chore.

How do I know this? See what Jesus says to His disciples.

‘Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I will 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

What a beautiful phrase that is – the unforced rhythms of grace.

Grace moves, breaths, ebbs, flows. Grace is natural.

Jesus is laying on you grace – an unforced rhythm of faith, hope and love. It’s natural. It’s easy. It’s rest.

Grace fits like a glove.

Take a deep breath of grace today. Stopping trying so hard. Watch Jesus. See how He lives, works, rests.

Enter into Jesus’ unforced rhythm.

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