The Body Temple

First Lady Michelle Obama was on The View sharing her new book,  “American Grown” and recipes on healthy eating.  As I briefly watched I thought about how sick our country is health wise.  More and more of our children are obese along with their parents and guardians, and how difficult it is for our minds and spirits to be healthy when our bodies aren’t.

I encourage all of us, including myself to take another look at ways to create all around health.

“You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you, and is a gift from God. You are no longer your own.” I Corinthians 6:19 CEV

Our bodies are temples of the living God, entrusted to us to create love and life on earth.  We dishonor the sacred trust God granted us when we chose not to maintain these bodies as best we can.  From the beginning God gave us a plan for life-healthy life and living which included the body, the mind and the spirit.  Failure to follow the plan leaves us to the mercy of the enemy whose mission it is to kill, steal and destroy.

However, even small, incremental steps can minimize and in some cases reverse the damage done.  The choice is up to us.  We can have a more abundantly life filled with all the best things God want for us.  And at the same time, have a strong body ready prepared and ready to meet those divine assignments.

Ask God to help you get your whole body prepare for what lies ahead, and then follow the plan.  Your body will thank you.

 

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