The Rhythm of Life


“For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat. Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet.”

These are the words to a song that I’ve found myself singing – a homage to my school choir days. And as I have sung them, I have thought about the rhythm of life. Our days, our weeks – our lives all have rhythms. Some not intentional and seemingly organic, like catching up with friends or a spontaneous coffee (well not so spontaneous for me perhaps!). Others are planned and even somewhat intrusive like the morning alarm sounding the start of a new day.

Today, as my boys went back to school for the first day of the school year, a rhythm that has not been followed for a few weeks was reset and started again with the making of school lunches and school drop offs.

Yet in amongst the ebb and flow of the daily rhythm is another one – that of our spirit. Our spirit is constantly calling out to God and drawing us to Him. Deep calls to deep. And while our soul might be satisfied with the rhythm of a daily quiet time and feel refreshed and connected to God, our spirit is constantly yearning for more of God’s presence. Our spirit wants our heartbeat to be in tune with that of the Lord’s. That is to know when God is prompting and moving us to action – talk or witness to that person, to pray for that neighbour or to meet the need of another. It is always prompting us to see God in all that surrounds and in sometimes fleeting moments to connect with God.

“If…you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29

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