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 bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. —I Corinthians 6:19-20
Fellow follower of Jesus, you are not your own! God bought you through the precious blood of the Lord Jesus. Indeed that was a very high price! You and I belong to Him. He is our Master and we are His servants. Delighted we should be that we are His!
The Son and the Holy Spirit were given as gifts to us. There was nothing we could do to earn or deserve them. When we received the gift of eternal life through Jesus (Romans 6:23) we were “baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit” (I Corinthians 12:13) when we believed (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30).
So the questions I need to ask myself are these: Am I taking care of this body by getting enough physical exercise? Am I taking care of this body by getting enough mental stimulation? Am I taking care of this body by having spiritual intake and output?
Is my life vibrant like the Sea of Galilee— full of life? Or is it more like the Dead Sea— stagnant with no life? A key to a vibrant life walk with Jesus is to have at least one inlet and at least one outlet like the Sea of Galilee. Not like the Dead Sea which only has an inlet. Let us receive and give and not just receive! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAWcrEO-RVw
Dear Father, may I allow the Holy Spirit to fill me and flow through me to have a positive impact on others. Oh, that I would honor You with this body You have made me a steward over. May it be so in the authority of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit’s power.