Finding Flow

Oct 19, 2021 | Devotionals

(This is Part 3 of a 4-Part Series)

“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

There’s that ever fleeting moment we all strive to find; when you’re in the zone, or experiencing true flow. The clock seems to stop. The light is just right. There are people nearby, but they’re in another world and you’re somewhere special.  It’s hard to describe. It’s even harder to find. You don’t realize you’ve been there until you’re gone. Scientists have studied this phenomenon for decades. But it’s been around even longer and has deeper roots than catching the perfect wave or finally achieving the elusive “runner’s high.”

Eugene Peterson beautifully and brilliantly re-wrote Matthew 11:29: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me” as “Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” When we want to walk with Jesus, living the “life to the full” that he promises, what we’re looking for is true flow. To be completely who God designed you to be, doing precisely what God has planned for you is a gift. This can’t be fabricated or forced. Jesus wants each of us walking in rhythm with his heartbeat. 

Challenge

  • When is a time you have been “in the zone” or felt what it was like to truly “flow?”
  • What factors contributed to that experience?
  • How might Jesus be drawing you closer to him today?

By Tim Herset | Kalispell, MT

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