"Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation." Psalm 149:3-4
What is the rhythm of the season you find yourself in? The rhythm of your day?
God has brought me to a place of seeking a much slower, simpler life; for that I am indescribably grateful! By nature I am controlling, I am picky, I am judgemental, I want things the way I want them, I want things “perfect”. I had my eyes opened to what that really is; pride.
In a rather humorous moment, Erik reminded me that “only heaven is perfect”.
Just this week I read a quote from Sally Clarkson that went along these lines, but not word for word; ‘we should not pick on our kids. That if God followed her around pointing out all her flaws, she would not want to be a Christian.’
This was a challenging reminder to me, about my attitude to others, but also my attitude towards myself. I am often hardest on myself, not just those around me.
I am learning to embrace this new rhythm in my day, and to take life day by day. To enjoy my relationship with God; this life He has given us is a feast for the senses. We are surrounded by beauty and detail that can make us stop, and take Him in.
I will always strive for ideals; my ideal is to learn to dance, with my two left feet, to the slow, loving, joyful rhythm that comes with a life spent with your eyes fixed on Jesus.
“Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 4:6