Description: We are given a lifetime with no guarantees on how long this life will last — and then one day, time is up.
Verse: Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Throughout my life I have always kept one thought about my body. That this body was a temple of the Holy Spirit. Everything I did wrong to this body I was not showing my appreciation to the creation God intended from the very beginning. With the first creation, of humans, there bodies were flawless and they could eat from the garden that contained no added ingredients.
Do you ever wonder what your body would look like if you took more care of the vessel that contained the Holy Spirit? You might be saying that is only applicable for those religious people that call themselves Christians. But the truth of the matter each one of us has something deep inside that tells us that we belong to something better. It may be hard to believe but the small voice that makes many attempts to show how much you are loved is ignored or not taken seriously.
Well if we are not made special for just one purpose, why is there a struggle in each one of us to be different or resist to not being what the rest of the world thinks is a better option? Why did our forefathers leave their homeland to pursue the ability to do something different? Why is there so many different ideas and yet one simple one that we all chase after is love?
Back to the real story, we can come back to other discussions later, but if I ate right, slept the hours I was suppose to, exercised to keep my body in shape, wouldn’t I be happier with the results? I know my answer, but keep your’s close. If we are not happy, is there chances we can still make things better or better than they are today? Or are you like me, when you see everyone else you think, I am not that bad compared to others.
Well just like the first poor decision of eating an apple caused a lot of calamity on this earth and a lot of bad choices for a lot of us. I don’t want to think when they made the first juicy hamburger or cheesy pizza it was a poor choice, possibly just wanted to do something different. And the reality, I knew better, but I will admit why it was easy for many years was because of the discipline required in the military. There was a standard, and if the standard was not followed, there were consequences.
I will keep on working on my temple because God deserves a body that is able to keep on going. It may not be like the energizer bunny, but I will keep on going till he says, “Times up.” All of us have choices and if we examine the choices, we will hear that little voice a bit happier, and I am certain the two feet that has to carry us around will also applaud our efforts.
Prayer: My desire Lord is to please you always.I need some help today for some poor choices I have made along the way. I know the rest of me will be happier and it will also potentially help my grumbling spirit when you ask me to get up and get moving. Amen