21 Days Of Grace For The Pace

Devotional

Rhythms of Grace


"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, Message


Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Jesus wants to help us!


Thankfully, when we are walking in step with the Lord, He gives our hearts rest and helps us navigate all the season of life. He teaches us the "unforced rhythms of grace."


One rhythm to understand is discerning the difference between a "grace change" and a "grace test."


A "grace change" is that rewarding, yet awkward and challenging season of change. It's that transition time between what God has me doing now—my current life schedule and rhythms and where God is taking me next—and my new life schedule and rhythms. Sometimes a grace change is minor and at other times, it's a monumental shift!


A "grace test" is that important, yet difficult, maturing process of death. It's an opportunity to be humble, to die to my ambitions, my desires and myself. When we humble ourselves and pass this test, we tap into new rhythms of grace from the Lord and He empowers us in fresh ways.


Today, if you're tired, worn out or burned out on religion—help is on the way! Keep company with Jesus and trust Him to help you discern whether you're in the midst of a divine "grace change" or important "grace test."


"Father, I am tired, worn out and burned out on religion. I know that's not Your fault. Jesus, I need You. I want to walk with You. I want to learn the unforced rhythms of Your grace. I want to discern the difference between the 'grace changes' in my life and the 'grace tests' You want me to pass. As I keep company with You, I ask You for renewed strength, insight and answers. In Jesus' Name. Amen."