Monday, April 27, 2009

The R's

This morning I was astonished when I stumbled upon a word that most completely describes the nature of how I approach my faith. Evangelical Christians often times view the word Religion as having negative connotations because in truth we are seeking a Relationship with Jesus Christ. We like to say that we have spiritual experiences through God's Holy Spirit rather than think that we gather for Religious services.
Well...if I may be honest, there is no doubt that I try to live my life on a Routine. I do things regularly like work out in the mornings. I eat 3 meals every day. I take the same route to work every day. I regularly set certain times of the week aside for serving, worshipping and fellowship. I even weekly fast and pray. Some say this may be Religious. Some may say this is Christianity which is defined by the Relationship.
To me, my life is my RHYTHM. This word is defined as: movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like. All of the activities that I do are just that....a part of what I do. They are what make me tick. I approach everything that I do with an attitude of worship. Whether it be serving, working, praying, spending time with others or resting and relaxing. It's all a part of the Rhythm in which I live my life.
Music is a beautiful expression of Rhythm. This word reminds me of Jason Morant's, Love Song to You. My life is an Rhythmic expression of love of God, to God and to the people of God.

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