(This post was written by Michael Wallace, High School Pastor)
Whether you consider yourself “musical” or not, rhythm is an important part of our lives. In this video we can see how rhythm adds tremendously to a simple note structure and creates a special song and experience. It’s all about rhythm.
In Deuteronomy 6 Moses told the Israelites that they were to “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
This command was foundational for the Israelites relationship with God. In everything they did, they were to first recognize and honor God with the entirety of their being. What becomes very crucial in this passage is not just what they do, but how they are to do it. Moses tells them to infuse the rhythms of their life with reminders to love God.
It can be tempting to accept God’s gift of salvation and then “move on with your life” as if your relationship with our Creator is something that only happens on the weekend, or Wednesday night. We often want the rhythms of our life to revolve around us, and occasionally we’ll swing through and throw God a bone. Because, what really matters is that we do what we want, right?
The truth of the matter is that what we do reveals what’s important to us. Take a look at your calendar, your schedule…your checkbook…What you do, how you spend your time and resources show the world and God what’s most important to you. God doesn’t ask that we give Him an hour a week, but that we allow Him to be infused into every facet of our life.
How are you creating a rhythm that reveals God’s preeminence in your life?