Jesus said, “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

Today, take some time to ponder what it would look like to live a more unforced life. So many times it’s the voices in our heads - from the pressures of our culture and upbringing and peer group or from the shadow side of our own personalities - that try to force us into some unnatural form. Can you name those voices? What would it look like to listen to Jesus instead?

Read over the verses above, listening with your heart to what Jesus is saying to you today about living an unforced life. Take some time in quiet to do this, and respond in prayer.