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).
This was the response Jesus had towards those that were complicating His message. The priests of the day had come up with their interpretations of the law, and created lists of rules you had to abide by to please God. Jesus said, “Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it.”
Pleasing God isn’t about following any set of rules; it is about spending time with Jesus and becoming more like Him. The more we get to know Him, the more we will understand the grace interlaced in His message. He is inviting us to learn the unforced rhythms of His grace. By spending time with Christ we can allow the rhythm of our life to begin to synchronize with His and experience true freedom through our relationship with Him.