Do you NOT know
that you are
a Temple of GOD
the Spirit of God
dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Can you hear the tiniest bit of shock in Paul’s voice?
The warning: "If any man destroys the Temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is Holy." 1 Corinthians 3:17
And, that is what you are... a Holy Temple.
My question is: how are you treating God’s temple?
Like me, have you been focusing on being spiritually prepared for Gods calling, but neglecting “His temple?" Are you making his hands and feet strong, healthy, and ready for action?
I admit, I never gave this much thought let alone took action that is until recently, when I found myself feeling “off." I was tired, sick, and just not feeling my energetic "ready for anything" self. I exercise regularly and am at a healthy weight, but something was missing. I started reading and doing a little research. I found what I was missing, the right fuel! If I were a diesel truck, I was putting unleaded in my tank. Ouch, I was headed for trouble.
What I found was something we have all heard: the human tank is to run on vegetables, fruits, tress (nuts& spices), plants (grains) animals (meat and dairy). Where had I seen this list before? The Bible! Yep, there it was in black and white.
In fact, God created the fuel before he created the body; we were created to eat from the Garden of Eden. Furthermore, nowhere in Genesis is there mention of a Cheetos factory, no wrapped food, nor was anything artificially flavored or sweetened. In the New Testament, it teaches that Jesus got tired, sat and rested by a well for water, not Diet Pepsi (my nemesis) he ate fish and bread, not a Power bar. Forgive me if I’m stepping on some toes, I would be a liar and a hypocrite if I said I ate perfectly. However, since learning how whacked out our bodies get from these man made factory foods, I have decreased them greatly and have not had a Diet Pepsi since. Pray for me! I do feel Much, much better, and am trying to eat as close to the garden as possible.
In closing, please remember that Denying oneself takes on many forms. We need to be disciplined disciples, and deny the things that desecrate his temple. It is important, that when God calls us into action we can act, not feel forced to say “Sorry unable at this time, my health is failing." Some illnesses are unavoidable I understand, but many are preventable. I pray dear sisters that the Holy Spirit convicts you, of how truly special you are and that you are a Holy vessel set aside for His specific use.