My Daily Bread – JESUSโœ๏ธ”Ye are the light ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿšจโšก๐Ÿ“›๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ† of the world ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ. A city ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฝthat is set on an hill ๐Ÿž๏ธโ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒ„ cannot be hid.”ย JESUSโœ๏ธโ€œAre you tired ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ? Worn out? Burned out on reLIE๐Ÿคฅgion? . . . Walk ๐Ÿšถโœ๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ with Me and work ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ with Me. . . . Learn ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“œโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ the unforced rhythms of graceโ€ If you find that CHRISTโœ๏ธianity exhausts ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ด you, draining you of your energy ๐Ÿ”ŒโœŠ๐Ÿ’ชโšก, then you are practicing reLIE ๐Ÿคฅ gion rather than enjoying a relatโœ๏ธionship with JESUSโœ๏ธCHRIST. Rhythms ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ of Grace. JESUSโœ๏ธwants us to walk ๐Ÿšถโœ๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ with Him. JESUSโœ๏ธ”Take My yoke upon you and learn ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“œโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ from Me, for I.AM. gentle and humble in heart โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’, and you will find rest ๐Ÿšป๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ for your souls.”ย LORDโœ๏ธJESUS, I come to You today to exchange my frenzied work ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ for Your pathway ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ of grace.ย 

My Daily Bread – JESUSโœ๏ธ”Ye are the light ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿšจโšก๐Ÿ“›๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ† of the world ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ. A city ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฝthat is set on an hill ๐Ÿž๏ธโ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒ„ cannot be hid.” 
JESUSโœ๏ธโ€œAre you tired ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ? Worn out? Burned out on reLIE๐Ÿคฅgion? . . . Walk ๐Ÿšถโœ๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ with Me and work ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ with Me. . . . Learn ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“œโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ the unforced rhythms of graceโ€ If you find that CHRISTโœ๏ธianity exhausts ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ด you, draining you of your energy ๐Ÿ”ŒโœŠ๐Ÿ’ชโšก, then you are practicing reLIE ๐Ÿคฅ gion rather than enjoying a relatโœ๏ธionship with JESUSโœ๏ธCHRIST. Rhythms ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ of Grace. JESUSโœ๏ธwants us to walk ๐Ÿšถโœ๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ with Him. JESUSโœ๏ธ”Take My yoke upon you and learn ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“œโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ from Me, for I.AM. gentle and humble in heart โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’, and you will find rest ๐Ÿšป๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ for your souls.” 

LORDโœ๏ธJESUS, I come to You today to exchange my frenzied work ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ for Your pathway ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ of grace. 

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JESUSโœ๏ธ”Ye are the light ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿšจโšก๐Ÿ“›๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ† of the world ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ. A city ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฝthat is set on an hill ๐Ÿž๏ธโ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒ„ cannot be hid.” 

Matthew 5:14 KJV

http://bible.com/1/mat.5.14.KJV

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Rhythms ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ of Grace. JESUSโœ๏ธwants us to walk ๐Ÿšถโœ๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ with Him.

JESUSโœ๏ธ”Take My yoke upon you and learn ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ from Me, for I.AM. gentle and humble in heart โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’, and you will find rest ๐Ÿšป๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ for your souls.” โ€”Matthew 11:29

A friend and his wife, now in their early nineties and married for sixty-six years, wrote their family history for their children, grandchildren, and generations to come. The final chapter, โ€œA Letter from Mom and Dad,โ€ contains important life-lessons theyโ€™ve learned. One caused me to pause and take inventory of my own life: โ€œIf you find that CHRISTโœ๏ธianity exhausts you, draining you of your energy, then you are practicing reLIE๐Ÿคฅgion rather than enjoying a  relatโœ๏ธionship with JESUSโœ๏ธCHRIST. Your walk with the LORDโœ๏ธwill not make you weary; it will invigorate you, restore your strength, and energize your lifeโ€ (Matt. 11:28-29).

Eugene Petersonโ€™s paraphrase of JESUSโ€™S invitation in this passage begins, โ€œAre you tired? Worn out? Burned out on reLIE๐Ÿคฅgion? . . . Walk with me and work with me. . . . Learn the unforced rhythms of graceโ€ (The Message).

When I think that serving GOD is all up to me, Iโ€™ve begun working for Him instead of walking with Him. There is a vital difference. If Iโ€™m not walking with CHRIST, my spirit becomes dry and brittle. People are annoyances, not fellow humans created in GODโ€™S image. Nothing seems right.

When I sense that Iโ€™m practicing reLIE๐Ÿคฅgion instead of enjoying a relationship with JESUS, itโ€™s time to lay the burden down and walk with Him in His โ€œunforced rhythms of grace.โ€ โ€”David C. McCasland

LORD JESUS, I come to You today to exchange my frenzied work for Your pathway of grace.

JESUS wants us to walk with Him.

INSIGHT: How could JESUS offer rest and relief to His followers while knowing the road ahead was steep and difficult? (see Matt: 10:17-24, 34-36). A careful reading of Matthewโ€™s gospel answers such questions. In His day, JESUS was a breath of fresh air. He wasnโ€™t like the self-righteous teachers who had a moral principle for every problem. He was a giver. When He sent His disciples out to announce the good news of His coming, He gave them the ability to do life-giving miracles to show their credibility (10:1). Imagine the exhilaration they must have felt at the end of a hard day. They were discovering for themselves what it meant to reach out to sick, oppressed, and troubled people by the SPIRIT JESUS gave them, rather than by the strain and monotony of reLIE๐Ÿคฅgious duty. Now the offer is ours to accept. Our LORD invites us to come to Him and discover His โ€œunforced rhythms of graceโ€ and rest. The promise is for the joy of what He can do in us and in the lives of those He inspires us to LOVE and serve. Mart DeHaan

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