for the good…

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

-Romans 8:28 The Message

Trust is a choice we make every day, every moment. Trust in God is a choice we make continually, without ceasing. Prayer is an articulation of that choice.

Integrity is the acting out of that trust. Our hands do the work of trust, our words to one another demonstrate the strength of our trust, our bodies move in tandem with that articulation. When we are out of integrity it shows in us, bodily. We feel it, we witness it.

Trusting in God means that we fully embrace the not knowing, we fully embrace the waiting and the uncertainty…being sure that God is in all things, that He is not absent no matter how quiet He may seem.

Trusting in God means that regardless of how our lives unfold, we commit to throw off tunnel vision and look deeper, further, wider, looking for the “good” though we may never truly understand it.

This is not to say that we’re not to pay attention on this road. We live  always in the now and the not yet.

In DoxaSoma every hand position, every breath, every part of the body has meaning and importance, nothing is throw away. It’s the paying attention to the details which helps us to be ABLE to move fluidly. It’s a kind of practice for the act of worship and the act of worship is not for us, after all, but for the One who made us.

During classes we prepare or warm up in Proseuche (prayer) and Chara (stretching) and then we practice in Ischuros (strength building)so that we can participate in the bigger picture of Doxa. All these parts working together…for the good of the Body and the Glory of God.


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