She kneeled down in front of me, where I was seated on the floor of our cabin. We were at 7000 feet in northern Arizona, but she got low. Eye to eye. She whispered, gently..."I see you"...our breath filling the silent space between the pause until once more she spoke..."I see you." My eyes welled with an unplanned physical response as I considered the suddenly present emotional one.
We were attending a Holy Yoga retreat where I was finishing my 225-hour training to become a Registered Holy Yoga Instructor (R-HYI). Also, an unplanned, yet extraordinary journey.
As a veteran Holy Yoga instructor, she was serving as a mentor for a small group of us Midwest girls who were going through the certification process together. She was the instrument the Lord used to deliver a message that I needed to hear.
She handed me a card with a scripture the Lord had laid on her heart...
My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9a (MSG)
I've wrestled a fear as long as I can remember, a fear that I don't believe I carry alone...it's a fear that perhaps all of us have faced at one time or another...
It's a fear that says...
I'm not good enough.
I'm not capable.
I don't measure up.
And yet God continues to get low, to look me...you...in the eye and remind us of the depths of His grace...
You don't have to be.
You don't have to be awesome.
Because you serve the One who is.
The One who is capable, who is good, who is all-knowing and powerful. The One who is more than enough.
You serve the One who is able.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size - abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become. 2 Corinthians 12:9b-10 (MSG)
You see, it's not about us...it never was. It's about Him. His grace working mightily through us. So relax, exhale. You don't have to be awesome...because you serve the One who is.
I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from the mountains? No my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. Psalm 121:1-2 (MSG)
I'm officially teaching a few Holy Yoga classes in the Des Moines area - I'd love to have you join me for a class! More details on my Holy Yoga page. Remember, you don't have to be experienced or awesome...just show up and be present!
Hi - I'm Brandy. I'm a farm girl at heart, but currently hang my hat in suburbia. I love my family and the roots they gave me...roots which provided enough courage to fly. I fell in love with Jesus in my twenties followed by Africa and my husband in my thirties. I'm fascinated by the tapestry God is weaving with our lives and the purpose behind each of our unique threads. I'm passionate about moving people closer to who they were created to be...closer to Him.