I get this question a LOT. Or, I have folks asking me for insight about it. *Recently, another friend asked me to watch a video she had just seen on a news program, about an article written against yoga as Christians, and I thought: “why have I not shared this in a public post, rather than just one-by-one incidences?” This is taken from that latest interaction*…
(*Note: this post falls under the "From the Archives" category, meaning it is a slightly updated post from a few years ago on a previous blog of mine, that I find to have been well-received and worth repeating! May God's Truth continue to ring out...)
So as you can guess, I could write a NOVEL on this topic, being that I:
In one of my devotional studies this year, God revealed to me that our true "labor" should be laboring to enter into His rest. The rest that He provided through the finished work of Jesus on the Cross. And did you know that before Jesus went to the Cross, He bequeathed to you and I who follow and believe Him, HIS Shalom?
Shalom in Hebrew is not just a greeting like Ciao, or Aloha...its meaning goes deeper.
It means Welfare/Well-being, Health, Prosperity, and yes, Peace!
So He said, in effect, I am leaving you all of THAT. That is your inheritance upon my death...so do not let your heart be troubled, and do not be afraid!
(Hebrews 4:11, John 14:27)
So maybe this holiday weekend, I invite you to take a mome...
Just sharing some new things on the horizon as we start a new year...full of hope? Promise? Expectations? Peace?
I pray ALL of these things for you. God has a Divine Purpose and Plan for you, one that is GOOD. One that is full of abundant life. One that is full of Joy. HE PROMISED! I pray that even as you read this, you are filled with the hope that comes from Hearing His Word and standing in it...for He is FOR YOU!
(Jeremiah 29:11, John 10:10, Romans 10:17, Romans 15:13)
Even if it doesn't feel like it...it's still true.
Ready to dive back into your faith-filled yoga practice? Feel better in your body? Deepen your faith?
There are plenty of Faith-based yoga classes happening each week, as well...