This blog could have easily taken on a different title, the other being "My Temple."
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body," (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
On Memorial Day, I'm thankful that I was able to go with my Church to Joplin, MO to help in the tornado relief efforts. It was a very humbling experience that gave confirmation and a bit of perspective once again as to "Why I Do This?"
I don't do this to be a size 2.
I don't do this to gain interest from guys.
I don't do this to look better than other girls.
I don't do this for attention or recognition.
I DO THIS to honor God with EVERY area of my life and that includes honoring Him with this temple.
We can't be careless about how we care for our physical body and yes, our body IS the temple of the Holy Spirit, BUT, I don't believe for a second that we care for our bodies so that God has some "fit body" to dwell in, a size 2 to call home. No, for me, it's ministry. God dwells in cancer-ridden "shells" that are quickly fading the same as He does the marathon runner with less than 5% bodyfat. I don't believe that His main concern is so much in how "equipped" or "perfect" a body is, but rather in how we use it. For me, it's about the ability to GO for him and do things that I was otherwise inhibited to do.
|I'm in the truck, lifting 24 packs of bottled waters|
I do this to actively serve and glorify JESUS, my King!
|I'm not doing this just for "ME"|