I cannot fully express to you all that Rhythms of Renewal was to me. I heard her speak on a few podcasts about the time her book came out, and it normally does not take much for me to get excited and want the newest book! I ordered this gorgeous book, that will be a life long favorite I expect, when the price dipped down and I could “justify” another book – especially to my non-reader of a husband!
Immediately I jumped in. This is one of those books you want to savor and gobble up at the same time. Tough to do. But I did pace myself. I wanted to take in her ideas one at a time and let them simmer a bit before the next one. I told everyone about this book as I devoured its pages. I cannot seem a reason that everyone would not love this book.
Rebekah. Oh where to begin with one of my newest favorite authors? She is real. Transparent. Vulnerable. She is everything I needed her to be on these pages : encouraging, inspiring, and did I mention real? She is not something that you imagine who has it all together. Honestly, none of us do, and if you think someone does you are mistaken. We are all broken, damaged and really wandering through this world. However, Rebekah gives us hope through her own story, but most of all by taking us back to the creator and the way we were designed to live and thrive.
Each section, each chapter, seriously, spoke to my heart. I could not stop reading this book daily. I wanted the next message each day. I could not get enough. Now, I have finished it and I plan to set it aside for a 60 day Bible Study with Holley Gerth (this book) but then, because I know me, I will pick it back up and read it again each morning as part of my morning rhythm.
So as I embrace Monday – of a New Year – as I finished Rhythm of Renewal yesterday – I am excited. I am entering into 2020 with open arms ready for all the Lord has for me. My word for the year is Rhythm. I want a healthy daily, weekly, monthly rhythm because I want a rhythm for my year. It starts with every morning and each day – to find a healthy pace of saying yes or no (more no than yes) and finding time for sabbath every day, every week and more importantly on a regular basis. I am going to stop waiting for the right time – for the perfect time – and I am going to do it now. Not more. In fact, I hope less. But either way I will be resting daily, restoring intentionally, connecting with a purpose, and creating every chance I get.
Those are the rhythms that Rebekah teaches us to make a part of our day to day life. That is my goal. I hope you grab a copy of this book, because it was exactly what I needed right now. It led me into 2020 with a thrill of hope of all that will come as a result of focusing on rhythms.
Have a wonderful day!!