Jesus said, “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)
Too often we shackle ourselves to the burden of the “Don’ts.” Remember that the opposite of every “Don’t” is a corresponding “Do.” It may seem like a small thing to change your focus from the negative to the positive, but doing so can make a big change in the weight of your life. Lighten up and dance your life to the “unforced rhythms of grace.” Couldn’t you use a real rest?
You are God of the positive, the possible, even the improbable. When nothing is impossible with You, how can I be less than optimistic in my outlook on a future held in Your hands? I ask You to redirect me when my attitude is less than worthy of You.
-Sue Breland, Journey Through the Cross: Meditations for Lent ©