Jun 20, 2013

The Rhythm of Grace


We moved into this house when my son was only 4 years old.  It is a raised foundation, and my son began stomp clapping rhythms, which echoed through the house, within a week of us moving in.  Now he is 10 and has an electric drum set he practices nearly every day and is planning on playing drums for the church worship team when he gets old enough. 


Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all had that type of fearlessness to go after a dream or a passion? There is a rhythm to that sort of confidence that gets me clapping along when I see it in other people, but when I am left to my own devices I stop clapping out of fear or embarrassment.

The knowledge that God gives us those dreams and passions and gifts to use for His glory doesn't even seem to keep me beating my drum, when I see a crowd watching and others start to clap along.  

I find myself pounding softer and softer, doubting that I am keeping the right rhythm, that it won't carry me far enough or long enough.  

Suddenly I realize that the rhythm that I pound is the rhythm of His grace and love.  It's a gift from Him, and if I listen, and watch, I can keep time with Him, I don't have to do it on my own.   

My drum is my keyboard, my drumsticks are my fingers, and I am beating out a love letter from God to the world.  

It is the sound of His heartbeat that keeps me going, believing that I am keeping the right rhythm within the safety of His love and Grace.





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10 comments:

  1. As a confessed introvert, I too long for fearlessness. It's great that your son has a view to use his gift to bless others. You are doing a great job!

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    1. Thank you! He has his own areas of fear, but people and their opinions are not one of them!

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  2. It is one thing to try to hide our talents and another is to not even recognize and embrace the talents. Your son is going to be a go getter. That is a talent, too, I think.

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    1. I hope that is true. I think you are right, we do sometimes try to hide, and sometimes we fail to recognize those things in us that are gifts. The fact that he found something he liked, and we weren't afraid to give him a drum set, keeps him in the middle of that passion.

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  3. First of all, I came over from 5 minute Friday because I was instantly attracted to the name of your blog. I love it! I have 2 boys ages 6 and 3, so I can definitely relate.

    And also, I can totally relate to feelings of fearfulness. I wish I had the confidence of kids to pursue my dreams. This is my favorite line, " My drum is my keyboard, my drumsticks are my fingers, and I am beating out a love letter from God to the world." Love it.

    http://www.everydayawe.com/learning-life-rhythms/

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    1. Thank you! I will return to see what you said about Rhythm. My life is a circus... but a joy at the same time... most mommies can relate!

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  4. Being fearless for God - That's what I need more of - fearlessness :) ! Amen. Beating on the drum and hearing God's heart! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I think we can all be less fearful! Prayers of fearlessness for you!

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  5. Courage! Yes! I'm stopping by from FMF and I'm thankful I did.

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    1. I'm glad you did too! It's easier said than done! :)

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