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Life is busy and we are often pulled in a hundred different directions a day. And as the urgent constantly demands our attention it becomes easier to put other important matters on the backburner. Developing sacred rhythms helps us to protect important soul matters even in the midst of life’s many demands. 

For instance, Sunday worship is a sacred rhythm that helps to re-center our life with God. While certainly we should stay connected with God throughout the week, this consistent meeting with other saints helps to bring us back time and again. 

And similar rhythms are beneficial throughout our life and relationships. 

Perhaps it’s a date night with our wife, hanging out with our friends, or family dinners throughout the week. And many times our sex life could also be blessed by establishing consistent rhythms. 

Whatever it looks like, these sacred rhythms help us to maintain the things important to us. 

To be sure, these rhythms don’t have to be etched in stone and can be embraced with a fair amount of flexibility. At the same time, we commit ourselves to following through until there’s a good reason to do otherwise. 

This freedom and discipline allows us to adjust to the changing seasons of life without drifting too far off course. 

We quickly become frustrated when expectations are too rigid – cycling between on again/off again without much consistency. On the other hand, we’re prone to stay distracted by the urgent without some baseline to shoot for.

In the end, find regular rhythms to engage in the important things of life. Far from suffocating, these sacred rhythms allow your soul to thrive by coming back time and again to the wellsprings of life. 

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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