Take Care of the Temple
” Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16
” For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
Nowadays whenever I take poor care of my body I think of verses like these. I was created in our God’s image and am a temple of God’s Spirit. It makes me responsible of taking good care of this temple, right? Poor diet, luck of exercise, working or running errands to the point of exhaustion, bad habits that affect my health are completely unacceptable.Part of God’s plan for my life is a perfect health. It is a given. What I do with this gift is another story.
When I keep this idea about my body being a temple in perspective I think twice about eating processed, fattening or sweet foods, especially ones loaded with preservatives and chemicals. I am aware of staying in a chair or on a couch too much.
I am trying my best to eat more natural non-processed food, to work out more. I move for exercise, but I am actually learning to slow down when I am getting stressed or overwhelmed. I am changing my lifestyle habits and can see a difference and overall positive effect. I’ve lost weight and have more energy.
Lord, please help me continue to take good care of this temple of your Spirit, so I can have energy and perfect health you gave me to fulfill my life’s purpose. Amen.