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!

NOTES

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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