Friday, July 29, 2011

Balance, focus, and finding center in our life

In the yoga class that I have been going to the instructor continuously tells us "Focus on a point ahead to keep your balance".  Since the first time I heard her say that I was quickly reminded of Hebrews 12:2 "fix your eyes on Jesus..."   I find that concept of finding balance in finding a focal point so true in our life with Jesus.

So many things go around us, so many things that at times feel like were spinning. Yet despite this we can control it more effectively with finding that center point in our life.  In finding our center we come to see that Jesus is the center not only of the universe but yes, even our very own life. As we place ourselves in Him we then focus on Him bringing stability and peace to anything that may be spinning.  We can live balanced and focused as we keep our eyes on Jesus.

If your like me you may have asked how do we this 'keeping our eyes on Jesus'.  The Message Bible tells us to study Him:
Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever.  
                                                                            Hebrews 12:2 The Messaage

As our instructor says, "we practice" how much more can we also practice what Jesus did! I am inspired to study Jesus even more in the scriptures knowing that I will continue to fix my eyes on Him bringing center and balance to my life!

1 comment:

  1. wow great post.. I (Karen) also do yoga..we just moved near daytona beach fla, and a lot of times I grab my mat and head to the beach early in the morning and enjoy the sun (son) rising.. it is my quiet time with the lord..I started doing yoga to learn to slow down and to be still..(which is not natural for me)lol.. Well I just wanted to stop by and say Hi, and thank you for visiting
    and we look forward to become great blogging buddies with you.. Have a blessed day.. namaste