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Rhythm of Life – Part V

Rhythm of the Ocean

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For me developing a rule of life is about developing a way of life in which we set the sails of our life to catch the wind of God’s Spirit. For living the Christian life is not a matter of trying harder, but of yielding to the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. This year I am focusing on four areas, practices that help me with my: Intimacy with God, Loving the World (my friends and enemies), personal wholeness and creation care. The four things lost at the fall.

Today I will share my rhythm of life in the fourth area, creation care. I ask myself the question, what can I do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually to better allow me to catch the wind of God’s Spirit in my life?

Engage in practices that enable me practice sustainable living and responsible ecological stewardship

  • Daily take time to appreciate creation in some way, by a walk or hike, through photography, surfing…
  • Daily engage in habits of sustainable living in regards to diet, waste and travel
  • Weekly focus on connecting with God through His creation, and allow that connection to feed my own creativity in all that I do, whether it is photography, writing or just being with people
  • Take time monthly to familiarize myself with area businesses that are truly green
  • Quarterly take time to seek out ways to replenish the environment, especially in areas where I over consume
  • Quarterly assess how green our community of faith is and how we can become more green
  • Quarterly participate in some neighborhood project bringing more beauty and sustainability to our neighborhood

3 Responses to Rhythm of Life – Part V

  1. Jason says:

    Thanks for this series. I have been challenged by it. I appreciate the both and aspects of this post. The focus is on appreciating God and the beauty of his creation but also with good practical suggestions on how we exercise godly stewardship. As a fellow photographer I appreciate the reminder to appreciate the beauty of his creation. Sometimes it is easy to get in the rut of delighting in my creation of a picture and missing the greater delight of the creation and even more delightful the good and faithful creator who made it to sustain us and to illicit praise of him as the provider and redeemer.

  2. JR Woodward says:


    I’m glad you enjoyed the series. Thanks for sharing with me. Peace.

  3. Pingback: Dream Awakener » Developing a Personal or Communal Rhythm of Life Series

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