Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Your Body a Temple, Therefore Honor God
There is this passage in Corinthians that sticks out to me. It's addressed in different subject; a topic about how we treat our body. Corinthians 6:12 - 20
What if I took the same principle about sexual immorality and applied it to food & unhealthy addictions? After all what is being said in this passage is a deep message that we must treat our bodies with respect.
12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.”
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself?
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor (Glorify) God with your bodies.
Do you think you Glorify God with your Body? Do you honor him by treating the temple of his beautiful creation (you) with healthy clean food? I desire to Glorify my body for God, showing him that it is him inside me and that through him I can do everything. If food controls me then he has lost all control and I have idolized food instead of him. Jesus paid the price not so that we can indulge and fuel our fears and suppress our feelings (hurt, loneliness, anxiety) through food. If you live with the deep idea that through God you can do everything then you will learn to relinquish the control you let the food have and you hand it over to God.
Dear Heavenly Father please stay patient as we work through you to control our food and work through our faults toward perfection. Please work earnestly through us to help us build a Temple that shines brightly with your Holy Spirit. Let our healthy foods reflect a glow upon our skin that shines just as bright as our love for you and all that you have done for us. Please work through us as we honor our bodies so that we can continue to Glorify you! Thank You, Amen
Treat Your body like a Temple and honor God.