I wrote today's post with my thumbs on my phone as I hid away this weekend enjoying some rest and rejuvenation. Day 4 prompt: Learn
I teach theater classes on Thursday evenings for the arts academy at our church. This session I am teaching the kinder age kids again. A squirrely, lively bunch, they are the loudest, longest and most creative 45 minutes of my week. They were learning to step, heel to the rhythm of our song this week...the good ship lollipop. Step, heel, step heel, hands on your hips, now big arms!
Rhythm is hard for little ones to learn and it makes the big people watching them grin as they see their sweet one a beat behind the music. The messiness and joy in the misteps of it all mixed together makes a parent's heart burst.
Learning rhythm is not easy. I still have a hard time clapping on 2 and 4. More than that I have a hard time keeping a rhythm in this ever-pace-changing life I am leading. As I struggle to discipline myself I struggle with when to step forward or when to step back. But I can say I am learning.
I can't stick to a routine to save my life but when I'm listening more closely to the Spirit I find myself stepping into what He's called me to for a day.
And, I am confident of this: When I am a beat behind or a beat ahead the good Lord is still grinning at me as he watches, waiting for me to listen again and step back into the rhythm He is playing out for me.
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, 'This is the way; walk in it."