Rhythms of Grace
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Rhythms of Grace: Discovering God’s Tempo for Your Life
by Kerri Weems
Life is not a sprint; it’s a marathon.
These well-known words of wisdom remind us to
ourselves in the journey of life so we reach the finish line with no regrets. Pacing yourself
as easy as it sounds. Life tends to take on a pace of its own which when left unchecked, will
us toward burnout and fatigue. We can easily become driven by care, worry, and ambition rather
led by the Holy Spirit. We may tend to think of burnout as a modern problem, but we can see
people in Jesus’ day felt their own kind of spiritual and emotional fatigue. Why else would
have said these comforting words?
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll
your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep
with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly (Matt. 11:28-30; The Message
Even though he spoke these words more than two millennia ago, Jesus’ call to rest and peace
tailor-made to fit this generation.
Author Kerri Weems had let the pace and rhythm of her life get out of control. At first the
consequences were only physical, but they quickly impacted her spiritual life. Since then, God
been teaching her to walk in time with him; he is teaching her to be led rather than driven. In
book, she opens up her life and shares this journey with the reader. God’s best for each of us
that we go the full distance of our race, and not just crawl exhausted across the finish line.
wants us to enjoy the race and cross the line with our heads held high, a smile on our faces,
our arms lifted in a double fist-punch! Getting to that moment is all about learning the
grace and pacing ourselves for the long run.
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Meet the Author
is a gifted pastor, teacher, and conference speaker who is passionate about
leading women at a local and international level. She and her husband, Stovall, live in
Jacksonville, Florida, and have three children.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Christine Caine
1. The Pace of Grace
THE FOUNDATIONS OF RHYTHM
2. Shalom: Everything As It Should Be
3. Sabbath: God’s Metronome
4. Grace: The Yoke of Christ
PACESETTERS AND PEACE STEALERS
5. What Are Pacesetters and Peace Stealers?
6. Your Work
7. Your Relationships
8. Your Body
9. Your Spiritual Vitality
SET YOUR RHYTHM—AND KEEP IT GOING
10. Reboot Your Schedule
11. Consider Your Opportunities
12. Embrace Personal Wholeness
13. Keep the Pace