As I have already made abundantly clear throughout this series, a healthy rhythm and cadence in our lives comes down to intention, discipline, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
And you know what, discipline is hard.
Being intentional everyday is difficult. We live in a chaotic, hectic, fast-paced world that is only getting faster and faster every day.
I dare say that it’s as important as ever to seriously consider the cadence of your life. Is it sustainable? Is it life-giving? Would you say you’re flourishing?
If it’s not those things, what can you do right now to change the trajectory of your life? What can you do to press into faith, and get in step with the Spirit? What’s holding you back?
Let’s talk about running a marathon again for a moment.
I don’t know anyone that can just show up and run a marathon. I think most of us understand that would be an extremely dangerous way to spend a Saturday. But most all of us could run a 100 meter dash, probably a 200, and maybe even a 400. I doubt it would be pretty, but I think most of us would cross the finish line.
Well, life is a lot like this comparison… Most of us can run for short distances and finish the race. But few and far between are those who can sustain the pace that a marathon requires. It just requires something different.
Faith is like a marathon. A life of faith requires something different than a day of faith, or a week of faith. It requires a sustainable rhythm.
Said another way; The life of faith requires a kingdom oriented cadence that begins with God, flows into individuals who experience fulfillment and joy through fellowship and community expressed over a lifetime.
And today is as good a day as any to begin or resume the journey.