May 2, 2014
“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 11:29-30 The Message
It is one of the greatest invitations ever written down .. and it still an open invitation. Jesus knows that trying to be good is not enough. You’ll get worn out trying to be good. You’ll settle for mostly good or good enough .. or even worse .. good toward only those you think are good enough. He invited “tired .. worn out .. and burned out” men and women to follow him. There will never be a shortcut for living the life that Christ wants to live “in” you. You have to walk with him .. work with him .. and watch how he does life with God and others. Years later another man invited his disciple to “put into practice” everything he had observed in his life. It is the same today. Jesus still invites you to walk with him. That’s a daily walk in every area of your life and every area of his life in your life. It carries his promise of nothing ill-fitting. He even promises you’ll
learn to live “freely and lightly”. It is amazing how many read those words and yet live as if they do not fit into contemporary life. His invitation is still open to you. … it only takes a moment ..
“Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” Philippians 4:9
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to all-Kinds following Jesus and friends of Priority One (firstname.lastname@example.org)