The Roadturn Reboot – Smoke in the Tabernacle

A lady I met at a Bible study tonight was talking about Sukkot.

Literally, “The Feast of Booths,” or “The Feast of Tabernacles,” Sukkot is a week-long celebration when many people will build a temporary dwelling outside and take time to eat meals there or even sleep overnight in the structure.

Sukkot is a time ordained by the Creator for his people to remember their times of scarcity (wandering in the wilderness) and how God provided (and provides) for them miraculously.

I was reminded of how we have “tabernacles” we live in daily, though they’re better known as “our bodies.”

There have been many times when I’ve damaged my tabernacle/body. Times when I’ve failed to protect it and honor it. I’m not heading into “poor me” here, but facts are facts.

I can even remember living in an upstairs apartment while attending college. I was smoking tobacco, standing at an open window to blow the smoke outside so I wouldn’t stink up my little home.

Then, the absurdity hit me: there I was, blowing smoke out of my apartment… but taking it into my body! How stupid!

Here’s a painting I found that reminds me of how our bodies are our tabernacles — and how we all live together, but separately. Each is responsible for tending his own fire.

Indian painting on Roadturn

Indian Camp at Dawn – by Michael Rosskothen

Reboot Logbook Day #21

Body – 3: I followed the diet I’ve set for this week, and I exercised a bit. I’m not starving anymore!

Mind – 3: I studied and listened and learned. I apologized for my errors, and I sought to be kind to those I met. I didn’t pull that off perfectly, but it was my intention.

Spirit – 2: I began the day with The DEEP, but didn’t refer back often and invested very little time in prayer and meditation.

All told, a reasonably successful day. I’m still walking in the direction I’ve chosen. YES!


Info on the scoring system I’m using and what this reboot is all about may be found here: DAY #1.

To get going with your own Roadturn Reboot, start by listening to this mp3 training: The DEEP.

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