I am using Devotions from Kurt. He wrote this to us a short time ago and I wanted to share his words with you.
“I took some sermon notes yesterday and I thought I would share them.
The sermon was about creating margin in your life in order to create space in our lives for God. In order to give more, we have to create margin. As margin decreases, stress increases. As margin decreases, focus narrows. Success is fulfilling God’s purposes for our lives. Margin doesn’t happen by accident. We need to have a plan. He asked the question “what good things will I give up to make room for the best thing? This may mean we learn to say no.
One point he made that I think we can all appreciate is if the devil can’t make you bad, he will make you busy. We need to transform from Human Doings to Human Beings.
We need to move from “I will use the resources of my life the way I like” to “all the resources of my life belong to God. He has called me to manage them.”
From “I can do anything” to “I was created with limits.”
“Are you tired and worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you will recover your life. I will 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 will learn to live freely and lightly” Matthew 11: 28-30 (The Message)
May we flow in the unforced rhythms of grace!!