Today ends the #PrepareOurHeartsForAdvent Holy Yoga devotional in child’s pose. Here it looks like I’m begging. And there’s an element of that. I beg for God’s forgiveness and grace.
It also looks like I am cupping my hands in a gesture receiving grace. And there’s an element of that. I show gratitude and give thanks to our Lord for sending us a Saviour. I am so #thankful for all the things I have in my life and all the things get to do (as opposed to ‘have’ to do). It looks like I am worshipping. And there is an element of that. I worship my God. I love Him and I want to serve Him.
Finally, it looks like I am laying down something. And there is an element of that. I lay everything at your feet. My all… Thank you for coming to offer salvation.
Thank you hosts for this “challenge”. It has been fulfilling and most rewarding for me. I can actually enter into advent, for what advent is.
As my Holy Yoga students will know, this week has been a little challenging for me to speak/preach during class as a result of a canker sore that has grown in size right on the tip of my tongue. God does great things though. He gives me wonderful students and friends who pray for healing and by His grace, I manage to teach through the pain. It gives me true joy to live out the Word and give Him praise while teaching yoga.
“However I am physically bound, I still look up to YOU, Lord. In You, I find freedom“.
Thank you to all my students for your grace and love for me. Thank you for coming to class even though some classes are not as ‘fun’ as others. Thank you for just being a part of this journey. May God continue to bless you all and bring salvation to ALL one day.
Open Side Angle Bound
One of my Holy Yoga sisters shared this article on our Facebook group. The author, Julie Cantrell, is one of the best-selling authors for the NY Times and also Holy Yogi!
On most days, I feel like the author of this article before she made the shift in perspective. How liberating is it that just a small change in perspective brings so much joy and gratitude. All this undeserving, unmerited grace I am given by our Father above and yet all these complaints about life. Disgraceful…. But I’m not going to beat myself up because I know it’s all about the learning and the journey.
I am just thankful that I GET to have this new perspective… Thank you, Lord, for everything you let me GET to do.
The best 3 minute read this year – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-cantrell/this-threeletter-word-wil_b_8123488.html
So, I made a change.
I replaced one four-letter word with a three-letter word, and everything came back to good. That’s all it took. The shift of one teensy-weensy little word. And voila! My once shriveling soul was smiling again. And still is.
Now, instead of saying, I HAVE to do x, y, z… I say I GET to do x, y, z.