When we talk in terms of music, rhythm is the strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.
Life Rhythm is the strong, regular, repeated pattern by which people do life.
God set day and night in motion with the rising and setting of the sun. But, he also created seasons by the way the earth orbits the sun, and within this daily and seasonal system, man created a calendar by which we measure weeks and months and years.
It was an eye-opening day when I realized I wasn’t a daily person. I should have known, but I didn’t know there was any other way to do life. Who does? It seems most of the world lives life by a daily schedule, and I had/have a hard time fitting into a daily routine. No wonder I struggled, then, with daily devotions.
It was a liberating day...
when I discovered my life rhythm. It wasn’t that I didn’t want or have a close relationship with Christ. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to spend time in his presence, or pray, or read the scriptures.
The spiritual angst I struggled with for so long was simply because I didn’t live life to a daily rhythm. What relief. I found freedom from guilt and self-condemnation, something that had tormented me for years.
There are three categories of Life Rhythm that people tend to live life by: Daily, Weekly/Monthly, and Seasonal/Yearly. I devote a chapter to each rhythm in the book, plus a chapter sharing the stories from ten people who have discovered their life rhythm and how that has impacted their life.
This strong, regular, repeated pattern will be a determining factor in how we engage with God. Whether you’re daily, weekly/monthly, or seasonal/yearly, you’ll celebrate the unique Life Rhythm that you are, and gain a whole new understanding of others.