Look Out Energizer Bunny – I’m Coming for you.

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Recharge.

Revive.

Re-energize.

Elle (my favorite 14-year old in the whole world) got this crazy contraption for Christmas.

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It’s a super-duper, fancy schmancy phone case that doubles as a battery charger.  It basically means her phone is never, ever able to collapse, energy-wise.

God knows we could all use a recharging battery pack.  (Only the one WE need must fit our bodies, not our phones.)

Yeah.  THAT is what I need right now.  One of those Energizer Packs in a big-girl size, please.  Thank you very much!

“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, MSG

Unforced rhythms of grace?!  Really?!  Is it honestly possible?  Living freely, lightly, and even (dare I say it) fully energized?

But, Lord.  I’m tired.  I’m depleted.  I’m BUSY.  I’m spent.  I’m something to everyone, yet unable to be anything to anyone.  I’m a “Push-me Pull-you” from Dr. Dolittle, going in circles, looking busy but unable to finish a thing because I just can’t seem to get everything moving in the same direction.

Can no one help?

Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question?  The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does.  Romans 7:24-25, MSG

So I need to learn to live like Jesus.

Wait…WHAT?!  Live LIKE Jesus?

Is it possible?!  I mean, can we – even today – learn to tap into that tempo of grace that Jesus so confidently promises?  Can we learn to honestly find our footing on even enough ground where we feel we aren’t running uphill all the time and, instead, clip along at a pace that’s full of grace?

A little digging turns up a lot of insight.  Take a look at this:

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Jesus is giving us the perfect solution through this equation, isn’t he?!  Come to me.  Walk with me.  Learn from me.

“LIVE like me”, he says.  So, I say YES.  YES, Jesus, I will. 

Will YOU?

Join us this winter and spring as we delve into this equation and uncover the secret to living in the unforced rhythms of grace.  Let’s get this right.  THIS time, let’s get it right together!

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If you’re local (in the Glen Ellyn/Wheaton area!), sign up for one of our in-person Bible studies!  Email wendieconnors@gmail.com for availability!

If you aren’t local, or have a schedule that doesn’t allow for daytime Bible study, just keep yourself connected here!  We’ll be going through Lysa Terkeurst’s The Best Yes book and study guide here, too!  We’ll do it together – whether in person OR online!

Watch our online video series, GracePace, on Mayslake Ministries YouTube page throughout Lent 2015!  We’ll have the links up here when they go live, along with some cool graphics and summaries for you!

It’s time to refill and to believe God for a life that is FULL of grace and energy, not depletion!

Join us, won’t you?!  We begin the week of February 16th – plenty of time to order your books.  Click here to get them from Amazon.com!

Peace, love, and JOY!

Wendie

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2 responses »

  1. Love This! I am more than ready to recharge!!
    My battery level is red lining and only critical systems are operating!!
    Missed bible study on so many levels and I am looking forward to starting up again!
    Thank you for the simple equation to direct my attention back to God!
    See you soon!

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