In one of my spiritual encounters years ago, the Holy Spirit said something to me that has stuck with me and resonated within me since that time. "Timing isn't everything, but it almost is," is what He said.
An aspect of being and working in the "easy yoke" of Jesus as our leader has to do with keeping pace and rhythm with Him as the senior ox in the team. I have too often found myself pushing ahead or lagging behind His cadence and example, which only serves to result in sore shoulders or a sore neck for me! Despite the hassle I have given Him in these times, He still gets His plowing done, but the work hasn't been as much "fun" for us.
I pray for the grace to learn to be more and more sensitive to the pace of the steps He sets for me in worship, life, relationships and ministry.
“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 (The Message)
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