The Rhythm of Life

Recently I had the opportunity to go on an outing with my extended family to the beach. We had an awesome time together taking in the sun, waves and laughter.

As I looked around at each of my family members, I couldn’t help but be grateful for all the wisdom, knowledge, gifts and talents that God has blessed us with. I began to thank God for all that He has done for us and for all that He has kept us through. 

For a short while, I broke away from everyone and sat my chair on the beach where the surf could gently wash over my feet and I just took in the view. I was totally captivated by our heavenly Father’s nature on display.

It was so refreshing. Each time the water would come up to me; it would bring with it a certain air of expectancy and the anticipation of something new. As I looked out over the ocean, it reminded me of God’s great plan for His family. 

I watched as the waves did what they do and as the birds surrendered their chase of lunch to the rhythm of the sea. The sky boasted a most fantastic deep blue, dotted with clouds of soft white. Each of them working together as they had been created to doin their own space and purpose.

 

“We are better together.”

This, my friend, is my dream for my family. We each have been given gifts and talents that will serve one another with an express purpose from our God. As the sky makes way for the clouds and the waves surrender for the birds, they serve one another secure in what they have been created for.

They each stand brilliantly alone not desiring to be anything other than what our heavenly Father has created them to be. We are all magnificently created to stand out alone but shine so much brighter when we are connected in service to others. 

Life Dare: We have all heard the saying, “We are better together.” So I challenge you to partner with someone, maybe a family member or friend and offer your gifts in service. Someone is waiting on that thing that YOU were created to do. Inspire someone to do that thing that they were created to do. It’s our Father’s nature.

Lesley ThomasAbout the Author Lesley Thomas (5 Posts)

Lesley Thomas was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. where she graduated from Eastside High School and attended Santa Fe Community College. She is the third of four siblings born to Mr. and Mrs. James and Annie Thomas. Early in her life she began to show interest in music, singing and writing and has been a blessing to the body of Christ in using them. In 1999 she relocated to Dallas, TX where she joined The Potter’s House where Bishop T.D. Jakes is pastor. She joined the choir and was blessed with many opportunities to travel and sing on three of the Potter’s House Mass Choir’s live recordings. Lesley attended and graduated from the Potter’s House School of Ministry in 2001 and received her ministerial license. She has since gone on to further her education and was ordained as an Elder in 2008. She also received her certification in Christian Counseling from the American Association of Christian Counselors in 2007. In 2010 she returned back to her home state of Florida and is continuing to build and use the gifts that God has given her.

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Lesley Thomas was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. where she graduated from Eastside High School and attended Santa Fe Community College. She is the third of four siblings born to Mr. and Mrs. James and Annie Thomas. Early in her life she began to show interest in music, singing and writing and has been a blessing to the body of Christ in using them. In 1999 she relocated to Dallas, TX where she joined The Potter’s House where Bishop T.D. Jakes is pastor. She joined the choir and was blessed with many opportunities to travel and sing on three of the Potter’s House Mass Choir’s live recordings. Lesley attended and graduated from the Potter’s House School of Ministry in 2001 and received her ministerial license. She has since gone on to further her education and was ordained as an Elder in 2008. She also received her certification in Christian Counseling from the American Association of Christian Counselors in 2007. In 2010 she returned back to her home state of Florida and is continuing to build and use the gifts that God has given her.
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5 Comments to “The Rhythm of Life”

  1. No place like the beach to reflect on life and God. We were created to be in community from start to finish. Good post.

  2. I love the way you compared nature to people working together. It really is true. We are made for fellowshipping with others.

  3. The rhythms of life and especially the images of the sea really resonated with me today, Lesley. I love your exhortation that we are all better together. Praise Him. Thanks for this. Blessings, Amy

  4. Great word, and great challenge. I woke up this morning with the mission to help someone get housing with the help of some others – love how God gets us all in line!

    • How awesome Ansonia,

      What a great example of using your life and gifts in service to others as we are truly blessed to BE a blessing. May it be multiplied back to you a thousand times. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and accept the challenge of the “LifeDare.”

      Lesley

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