A real rest // 15-02-22

“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.” Matthew‬ ‭11:29 MSG‬‬

We can try to earn God’s approval, acceptance and forgiveness – that’s religion; or we can simply receive what Jesus has already done for us – that’s rest! The first is reliant on me striving in my own strength, and usually wearing myself out and beating myself up because I can’t live up to God’s perfect standards – not good enough! The other is reliant on Jesus, living out of relationship with Him, trusting daily that His death and resurrection is enough to make me right with God. The first results in guilt and blame, but the other in freedom and peace! Lord, thank You for the rest I can find in You, help me to receive Your grace today, walking and working with You and for You, knowing how loved and accepted I already am! Amen 🙏🏼🙌🏼😊