The first day of the new year is a great time to think of the future. Personally, I see this time of the year as one of prayer and reflection, a time to set goals, and sit with the Lord. Today, I invite you to take some time to calm your mind and meditate. The video below is a short pranayama and meditation on Habakkuk 2:2. For those of you who are not familiar with pranayama, it is a breath exercise yogis do. Scientific studies suggest pranayama lowers blood pressure, calms the parasympathetic nervous system, and eases anxiety. By calming down the mind, you are able to better communicate with our creator so that you can hear and understand His goals for you. While you are doing the pranayama, I invite to ask yourself:
- Has God given you a vision for your life?
- What is that Vision?
Once you have an idea of God's vision for you life I ask you to meditate on Habakkuk 2:2-3 :
Then the Lord answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it." For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Notice that God orders his prophet to write down his vision and then share it with others. He asks for it to be in plain sight. So write down God's vision for you and place it in plain sight for you. You will be reminded everyday of God's vision for your life. You will be motivated to work hard to achieve His Vision.
I hope this video helps you calm your mind and connect with your Savior. Whatever His vision is for your life, remember: it may take long, but your Father is the God of the impossible. And though things may seem impossible for you, for God everything is possible (Mathew 19:26).