You've got the Rhythm
This week I joined Jo Saxton for tea time breaks and the conversation and questions that came out of that time have filled my thoughts and minimal conversations this week. One of the topics, as I touched on yesterday was the idea of 'What does your wartime rhythm look like.' I will list out the questions that were flushed out during that conversation.
What preparation was in place in me before walking into this season?
Have you noticed that God prepared you without you realizing it? I can tell you that I had felt an urgency to be more present for my daughter and a need growing around flexibility to take care of her needs. I am now working and homeschooling, and without the preparation I would be fighting it tooth and nail. I also had a long season last year of being stripped down and finding the 'who' and 'what' that were most important and had to let go of the other. I am now seeing how God already cleaned out my house to be fully present in what needs to matter in this time,
What do you need to let go of in this season?
WOW! This one seems to be a doozy. We like to hold tight to things, even when we know they aren't working. The thing I am feeling is that when we walk out of this we will all be different, life as we know it should not go back to the way it was. We won't be going back into spaces as business as usual. We have changed, jobs have changed, the world has changed. We have the opportunity to lay some things down right now. For me, it is laying down my strictness with my daughter. I have had the "pleasure" of being the hammer in the good cop/bad cop parental scenario. In this time, it is actually a time to be filled with grace and flexibility as we are figuring out how to do all that needs to be done. I am also letting go of insecurities as I am walking into new spaces that require me to use my voice and be seen and heard differently.
What needs to change or be added to this season?
There is such a plethora of additions in this time. We are all learning new things and doing it at a crazy fast pace. Our work environments have changed and new ways of communicating have been added. My daughter is using 4 different sites right now to complete her schooling. How we are shopping, how we are living together, how we are communicating is all within this category. I have had several different prayer groups on Zoom now. That is definitely a different way to seek the Lord. I would also say that how we find ways to disconnect, to take some of our hats off, unload our burdens is changing as well. I am still working on finding ways to not be "on" all of the time. I am finding new ways to decompress and silence my spinning thoughts, and honestly I haven't quite figured it out yet.
We are left with the question to ponder, how will your environment be changed by the end of this?
I find that this is a very important question. If we are truly taking the time to chew on this question, as well as the others, it allows us to process what is taking place within us. It gives us the ability to be apart of the changes of our rhythms. Awareness within ourselves is such a big part of healthy living. If you are prepared for the changes, you can bring them before God and really strengthen your positions. If you look for the places that God is putting His finger on in this time, allowing Him to work in and through you, the person coming out on the other side is going to be amazingly strengthened in the Lord and ready for the new battles ahead with Him.
What are your rhythms right now?
4/6/2020 08:39:06 am
I have felt the changes.The closeness,the appreciation and the letting go of material items.The meditations of God's love and closeness.
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I am a wife and a mom of two and a prayer warrior. I love Jesus and love wrestling with the Word of God and finding how my life fits into His story.