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Living With a Rhythm

Do you have rhythm?

Whatever your answer is, we think of this question in regards to being able to dance, play an instrument, and keep time with a song.

I remember taking some personal dance lessons before our wedding because I wanted to be able to keep up with my wife. I needed some help with my rhythm. She can dance, so I wanted to impress her. I’m just thankful she loves me for me, because it didn’t work out well, and our wedding was amazing besides me being rhythm challenged.

These are aspects of rhythm, and when someone has it, we know it and can see it. However, there’s more to this than music. It’s a way of life, and when we find our rhythm, it empowers us to thrive in our pace and flow.

Do you have a rhythm for your life?

Meaning, do you have a pace and things in place to thrive in what matters most?

The truth is, most of us don’t have our rhythm, and we’re running at a pace that is not sustainable. With this reality, it’s easy to miss what matters most and to be out of sorts with ourselves and with others.

It’s my belief this is where faith, family, friends, and finances get off track because there isn’t a rhythm to nurture these aspects of our lives. We all need a rhythm that gives consistent time and love for ongoing health.

This is what each of us needs, and when we live with our rhythm, it empowers us to have what we want most.

Did you know that God cares about every aspect of our lives?

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”

Psalms‬ ‭37:23‬

I’m comforted by this truth because this means he notices the details, and he cares about them. This is just one of the reasons why God wants us to have a rhythm that helps our lives flourish.

Isn’t this what we want? Of course.

The question is, how do we get our rhythm?

Having a rhythm in our lives involves a repetitive flow to what we’re doing weekly. Therefore, when we have a set time for different aspects, we get into a rhythm that helps us give the investment needed for these to flourish.

Here are three things we can do to have a rhythm.

First, in our connection with God have a set time daily to read the Bible and pray. This will put you in a daily rhythm with him and he will meet you there. All he needs from us is to show up. When we do, he will come!

Think about a sustainable rhythm to have with God daily, and then start doing it one step at a time. You will grow in your faith and your personal connection with Jesus.

Second, if married have a set date time. This is huge, and for those that do date, the long-term impact is amazing. Communication, romance, connection, and unity are so much better with the rhythm of a consistent date.

I encourage you to take small steps and make this a part of your life as a couple.

If you’re not married, make it a goal that you’ll have a rhythm of dating, because those that do are stronger for it.

Third, have a set time for family time without TV. Also, have a set time with friends in the same way.

This is a great way that empowers us to engage with those we love face to face. This is where conversations happen and where hearts open up to each other. We must make moments and be in the moments we have. Far too often we’re not making them, and we’re missing them by looking down at our phones or the TV.

There’s something better for us!

It’s open hearts, love, grace, trust, laughing, crying, and so much more.

Having a rhythm helps these things happen and gives us the space to invest in what matters most.

Since we all want this in our lives, we must take control of our rhythm. If we don’t, someone or something else will.

When this happens, the days and weeks control us, versus us controlling them. There’s a big difference between these two paradigms; therefore, we must take our place and develop our rhythm.

Living with a rhythm helps nurture the most important aspects of our lives for health and growth.

We only live once, so today begin to find your rhythm, and do life to the fullest.

With Jesus, nothing is impossible.

Have a great week in your rhythm.

Pastor David Norris

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