I was encouraged by today’s lovely conversation with my dear Melanie.Have you ever been in the presence of someone oozing Jesus and who’s also walking the walk in their life?I find her work with Nav’s on CU’s campus to be true inspiration as I witness hers and the lives of students she’s touched, growing in faith.I see her take brave steps to bridge the gap between wanting to do the will of God and actually doing it; it fires me up to do the same!She heard a calling, took a risk and God is being glorified in the work she’s doing.God builds the bridge and all we have to do is walk across to the other side.
Sometimes I don’t feel equipped or strong enough to take those steps.“I’m not smart enough in Bible teaching, I don’t have the financial resources, I don’t want to be rejected, I don’t speak with conviction or eloquence.”If you’ve ever heard a calling but feel a need to first get all the ducks in a row, you’re not alone.Be encouraged because there’s hope in knowing God builds bridges and you are getting there.At Frogpose Yoga we move through sometimes challenging physical postures, focus on God’s word and listen to Christian music which gives us the confidence and strength to get us truckin’ forward.In community on our yoga mats we build up each other to go out into the world making disciples of Christ. Bridge Pose is a physical posture we take at Frogpose Beginner Power Flow to help integrate the head knowledge of God’s truth into the body.As the body takes the shape of a bridge, we set our mind on the truth that God is the one who gets us from point A to point B. 1 Timothy 2:5 – For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. For Bridge Pose, lay on the back, bend the knees and place the feet on the mat at hips width distance from each other. Begin with arms down by your side with palms face down.Exhale deeply and on the next inhale, lift hips up toward heaven as arms press into creation.Set a heavenly gaze down your nose and observe the appearance of a physical bridge.Feel your strength grow.Take 3 deep breaths and on an exhale, slowly return your spine down to the earth.Repeat and notice the positive change in your perspective of getting from here to there.
The health benefits to this pose include chest opening, stretching of the abdomen, releasing tension of the lower back and creating a new awareness and rhythm of the Breath of the Almighty.
If you’ve been looking across what seems to be the chasm of where God is calling you, join us for a Frogpose Yoga class.Don’t let days turn to weeks, weeks to months and into years of being in the same place.Let God be the bridge.Weekly donation based 60 minute classes are offered on Wednesdays at noon at 2900 Valmont Road, Boulder.