Do you have a favorite board game? With all this sheltering-in-time on our hands, I’ve learned some new ones like Zaytzee and pulled out some childhood favorites too. The game I most enjoy is Clue, the mystery game, with the box claiming it requires its players to have the skill of deduction. By the end of the game, players draw conclusions based on evidence revealed during play. Similar to life experiences, we draw on inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle to make choices and educated guesses. One of the biggest challenges in my walk as a Christian has been comprehending the mystery of heeding God’s Holy Spirit.
The Bible reminds that the Holy Spirit is my personal teacher, guide, comforter and the one who intervenes on behalf of me, if only I can listen in.... I deduce that I’m more than just a character in a board game of chance. Before I was born, He knew all I’d become and accomplish. Like the layers of an onion, God established me in that secret place: my human spirit, layered in my soul and covered by my body, with all its benefits and disadvantages. He knew I would need a helper as this life would require more of me than what I could handle and so He gave me the Holy Spirit as an override. His Holy Spirit seals me with a promise of a bounty of fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control.
Ephesians 1:13 says and you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. God offers this for all of us! There’s nothing we can do that keeps us from the love of Christ. If you confess with your lips and believe in your heart that Jesus was raised from the dead, you too can enjoy the fruit of the Holy Spirit in all that life throws you.
A Frogpose donation-based yoga class begins by inviting the Holy Spirit into the practice through quieting in Child’s Pose posture. The Holy Spirit is so gentle and loving that by offering our body in this prostrate posture, we can mindfully let go of adult worries and struggles and change into little children (Matthew 18:2-4). From this childlike invitation, we move into a heated moving meditation where God can mold us to be more like him. The Holy Spirit frees us from needing to rely on ourselves to integrate body, soul and human spirit.
Do you need comfort, interceding, teaching or guiding of the Holy Spirit? Tap into His knowledge this week on Wednesday at noon here: https://www.facebook.com/frogposeyoga/live_videos/
and you will experience relief from tension and daily stress through a series of sometimes challenging physical poses, intentional breath work, reciting Bible verses and prayer. Come to this place of mindful integration of God's word and moving meditation in your body. We are prayerfully expectant that God is healing every heart and body that shows up to their mats, in this loving and non-judgmental community.
Here’s the Holy Spirit’s mystery clue for you: God did it on Calvary, with a cross, because He loves you! Believe it and live it!