“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 The Message
My life has been a bit hectic and manic the last few years, but even more so the last few months. That is why my time with God is a huge priority. The less time I seem to have for Him, the more time I need to spend with Him. And when I do, oh how He makes Himself so real and so close. It is hard to describe. I highly recommend a tiny book called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. They even sell it at Costco. A friend gave me mine. That little book and a Bible…a real one, not your phone or your I-pad….one you can write notes and dates in. I don’t care what your mother told you about writing in books, get a Bible and write in it! Take your Jesus Calling, your Bible, a pen or pencil, a cup of coffee, and go find some place quiet. For many of you that is the hardest part, I get that, I used to have kids at home! Ask Him to speak to your heart and read a page a day and look up the verses. Don’t get all upset if you miss a day or two, just start over when you can. He will change your life, I promise. Let me know what treasures he gives you as you enjoy the unforced rhythms of grace!