Today is a topic that I flat out DO NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT!
I believe that because I feel so strongly about it, it is exactly the toxin God wants to rid from my life!
So, here we go…
Lie #4-My body belongs to me and no one else. Whatever I chose to do with it is up to me!
Truth #4-My body belongs to God and He cares VERY much what I do with it!
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of The Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God brought you with a high price.” I Corinthians 6:10-20
Now, the obvious abuses to my body are much easier for me to excuse as the “of course nots!’
Of course I know that I am not to abuse alcohol!
Of course I know that I am not to abuse drugs!
Of course I know that I am not to abuse sex!
The “of course nots!”
But what about the “I think so’s?”
I think God is alright with my overeating?
I think God is alright with my under-eating?
I think God is alright with my lack of exercise?
I think God is alright with my obsession to overexercise?
I think God is alright with…you fill in the blank.
The truth is, it is much easier to fill in the “I think so,” blanks, than the, “of course not,” blanks. Why? Because we can clearly see lines we are not supposed to cross, but the line becomes blurry when we buy into the LIE that our body belongs to us and what we do with it is our choice alone.
The TRUTH is that our bodies belong to God! The Holy Spirit of God dwells in them and He cares very much what we do with them.
This TRUTH can actually become a comfort to us as we realize that we can make healthy, good choices when we have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us.
I also believe that it is good and right and true to realize that our bodies are good and acceptable to God just the way they are! God paid the high price of His one and only Son, and bought our bodies. We are the body that His Holy Spirit dwells in, and we are good and acceptable to Him.
As I face SUMMER, and the beach trips, swimming pool events, weddings, showers and graduations, I feel a sense of peace knowing that my body is good and pleasing to God.
I do not have to hold onto the LIE that torments me that, my body is mine, and not good enough!
As I work this Summer on detoxing that lie and trading it for God’s TRUTH, I look forward to greater freedom in enjoying all the events that Summer has to offer!
I pray the same for you my friends!
Jump into that pool, splash in those beautiful waves and kick up your heels at those social events with confidence, knowing your body is the temple of The Holy Spirit!
KICK UP YOUR HEELS…FREEDOM COMES IN KNOWING OUR BODIES BELONG TO GOD!
ENJOY THE FREEDOM!
Speak Truth Love