Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
My steps have been hard pressed of late. I’ve grown weary, caving underneath the weight of my “to do” list. I never seem to get caught up, and I find myself twirling about in circles, never really accomplishing much. I’ve found myself drawing away, shrinking back, unable to move at times, immobile, but for the sound of His voice that continually moves my heart towards Him.
Weary, I crawl to the foot of the cross.
“Oh Father, would you take this heavy burden from me?”
And I lay it down, willingly, surrendering my life and all of the little, intricate, mundane, messy details back into His capable hands.
“I need rest Father. I need you to come and refresh me, to wash me with the water of Your Word. Lead me beside the still waters once again, Lord.”
And He comes, again and again. This Burden Bearer who is showing Himself to me over and over again, He lightens my Load. He washes me clean and makes me whole. Almost too weary to stand, I lean. I can hear His heart beat now, as music to my ears, as I begin to sway to the rhythm of His grace.
“Oh Father, teach me this grace. This unforced grace which You offer so freely. I want to know this grace, which reminds me that when I feel weak, You are strong in me. This grace that reminds me that I do not have to prove myself, for I already have Your approval. This grace that reminds me that I am enough, because You love me and Your love is enough.”
This grace is offered freely to You today as well, my friend. Will you take the hand of the Master Choreographer and allow Him to carry You away as you lean into the rhythm of His 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 11:28-29 – The Message)