Life’s Rhythms // The Weekend Brew
Life’s rhythms flow in and out. They dance around in slow motion and elusively beckon you to join them. The swirling, circular motion is mesmerizing and you are drawn into the middle knowing that slow and steady is the answer but is not always reality. You catch your breath and follow the rhythm much like preparing to jump into the middle of a jump rope game on the playground.
How do we catch the rhythms of life? When life is chaotic how do we embrace the slow down that we so desperately crave?
Last week, Barbie spoke about de-cluttering and getting back to simple here at The Weekend Brew. Her words simply called us to clear the clutter and get back to the basics. I find this to be a truth I need to examine and act on in my own life. For me, it looks like developing a daily rhythm that focuses on God, health, family and friends.
It is in the rhythms of life that we find God. The consistent focus causes a flow that leads you through each day. God’s Hand directs you in the dance of slowing down.
[tweetthis]In the rhythms of life we find God and He leads us in the dance of slowing down. @MaryGeisen #TheWeekendBrew[/tweetthis]
I began the search into understanding this week as I looked at the rhythm of rest and found that it all begins with God. We find rhythms through God and they start with His Word.
These are the areas that I will be exploring further as I seek to define and embrace these rhythms in my own life. These rhythms work best in harmony and begin when God becomes the center of the dance. In digging deeper, I have found there are four W’s that summarize my direction and where I need to focus. They are: God’s Word, worship, well-being and welcome.
God’s Word – The rhythm of scripture is in the beauty of the story that God wrote and gives to each of us. To unleash this rhythm, we must not only spend time reading God’s word and understanding it, but allow it to dwell in our hearts. In my day, I am working on beginning with God, His Word and His truth.
Worship – The rhythm of worship plays out in melodies, dynamics of the music and refrains, but mostly are in the words that sing a song to God. Music is one of my love languages (my love of God) and by engaging in its rhythm I am able to sing my greatest prayers of praise and thankfulness directly to God.
Well-Being – The rhythm of well-being is found when we focus on health, clean eating and overall care. Walking each morning allows for a steady beat and a slow down of pace that becomes a one on one time with God. Listening to worship music enhances the experience and creates a deep inhale of God. Worship and walking just seem to go hand in hand.
Welcome – The rhythm of welcome is one that is still developing. It is opening my heart to God’s whispers and calling. It is welcoming in newness and letting God guide my heart and my life. When we welcome God, He centers us and in the centering we become His. I am also learning to welcome friends into my home, heart and life. Creating and inviting real life meetings into our days grows our relationships.
God’s Word, worship, well-being and welcome are not new rhythms for me, but are ones that beg to be explored and practiced daily. Will you join me on this journey to practice daily rhythms in your own life? How will you join the dance of slowing down and allow God to lead the way?
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