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I’m stuck…

As a self-avowed Bible-reading-plan hater, I’m proud to say that I’m right on track with YouVersion’s NewThru30. It’s crazy to realize that I’ve read all of Matthew and am already into Mark, just since the New Year.

But I’m stuck. I’m stuck back at the end of Matthew 11. I read it over and over. I’ve made my husband read it. I’ve made my friends read it. I’m considering pulling random strangers off the street to read it. I’m going to make you read it:

“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.” MSG

Sometimes it feel as if Christianity gets bogged down in a wearying array of traditions and meaningless add-ons. But this Kingdom, the one Jesus offers, is something completely different. It’s simple and real and makes my heart swell with joy.

It’s the kind of Kingdom I want to sign-on for.

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