Actually, like that library book you misplaced in public school & found a decade later, it is waaaaay overdue.
Its time to learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
Not the have to do’s, because we all somehow seem to know this from a young age.
Not the we shouldn’t do’s, which again, we figure out before we even begin to walk, some of us!
The how to not do, and just go with the flow.
I am a flow-er who has become drowned in the river of doing.
Its time to be.
Matthew 11:28-30 (the Message) reminds us how we can do so:
“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.”
I walked down a busier street than normal this week, and needed to be reminded of the detour sign to take me back to the riverbank, beside the pasture He is calling me to rest at.
To spend time with God, not watching the clock, but staying sensitive to where the Spirit is leading me.
To wear the garb of grace Jesus offers and the Father custom designed for me.
To lay down the burdens and worries and anxieties and lone wolf ness to walk with Jesus, in His company, with Him being the only one I hold onto for dear life.
To be the me God designed.
Learning the unforced rhythm of grace requires understanding the grace you have been shown, the One who offered it freely, and offering it to all you encounter.
The unforced rhythm, ebb & flow, of grace.