While each rhythm of life is personal to each one of us, these rhythms were not meant to be lived out alone. Life was created to be lived together. We are made for community. An essential part of living a life in rhythm with Jesus is to share these rhythms with friends who are prayerfully and practically committed to contending for and encouraging one another in the way of Jesus.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you
1 Thessalonians 5:11
DON’T DO IT ALONE
1) Gather some friends
Reach out to 1 or 2 of your friends who encourage you and spur you on spiritually. Talk to them about your desire to create a rhythm of life. Invite them into this journey with you so you can grow and encourage each other.
2) Get Started
Idea 1: Take one step towards creating a rhythm of life today. You don’t have to have it all figured out yet. Pick one rhythm that excites or challenges you and get started! Idea 2: Make one agreement with each other that has a deadline. Ex., “Let's decide on a rhythm we want to start next week”, or “Let's set a time we can meet to create our rhythm of life together.”
3) Keep it going
Talk about what is helpful for you to keep it going. Be candid about how you are doing and willing to be called up into more. When you hit a trouble spot and your rhythms lose momentum or pause altogether, don’t be discouraged. This isn’t about perfection, it is about Jesus. He invites you into the unforced rhythms of grace. Ultimately, this is a way of life that will flourish as you choose to fix your eyes on Jesus day after day. It might look different as you grow and change and that is not only okay, it is beautiful.
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Create my rhythm of life
Once you have explored all the categories - heart, soul, mind, strength, neighbor - get started by creating your own rhythm of life.
Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another ‘What! You too? I thought that
no one but myself…'