I stumbled across this scripture in my Bible reading this week, and thought how true this can be for me. How often would it be best for me to wait, to rest, to trust, but instead I choose to "ride off on swift horses"? How often have I bought into the lie that being busy will make me safe, productive & worthwhile? I recently attended a workshop on Yoga Therapy & the presenter talked about how much stress impacts our health - could it be that what we need most is to find strength in quietness & rest?
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.
You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’
Therefore you will flee!
You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’
Therefore your pursuers will be swift!
A thousand will flee
at the threat of one;
at the threat of five
you will all flee away,
till you are left
like a flagstaff on a mountaintop,
like a banner on a hill.”
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
Isaiah 30: 15-18
In this blog, I demonstrate some of the prayer vinyasas that I’ve taught in class. A vinyasa is a sequence of poses, so a prayer vinyasa is a sequence of poses coordinated with a prayer or verse of scripture. It’s my hope that these vinyasas will provide an opportunity for you to draw close to God and listen for the voice of the Divine within you...