I often ponder on the simplicity of creation all around us. The sun rises and goes down; seasons change from summer, autumn, and winter and spring every year. It's like clockwork, effortless, and consistent.
God has designed all this in infinite detail in the rhythm He has set. It's awesome in design and perfection.
Which makes me wonder why then do we feel like life can be anything but simple? Instead, it can be very complicated and stressful, and we can feel like we are going from one drama to the next. Life can be chaotic!
But God didn't create our world or us to live or function in chaos. He created perfection. The problem arose when sin came in, causing an element of chaos to be present with no rhythm. As a result, we can find ourselves trapped by our choices when we succumb to the pressure and expectations around us.
So how do we change the rhythm? How do we get off the track we can find ourselves on?
Jesus revealed how we can reverse the chaos and start to live free and within heaven's rhythm – a rhythm of grace.
Jesus found this rhythm by:
1. Times of solitude: He took time out to rest, to spend time alone with the Father. (Luke 6:12-13)
2. Times of community: Jesus loved people and connected with those around him. He shared with others around a meal and spent time talking, laughing and enjoying others' company. (Mark 2:15)
3. Times of ministry: He gave into the lives of others, healed the sick, blessed, laughed, cried, and loved. (Matthew 8)
Today take some time out and find and determine to remain in Jesus' rhythm. He wants you to live free from the chaos, so I encourage you to look to Him and exchange your chaos for heaven's frequency and rhythm. He'll show you the way.
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls".(Matthew 11:28)
Prayer: Lord, I want to live in your rhythms of grace. I exchange my pace for your peace and your way instead of my way. Please help me to take the time to do that today. In Jesus name Amen.