The Honor of Being God’s House

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples 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 bodies.”

– 1 Corinthians 6:19,20

As we prepare our hearts and minds to embrace the year that’s ahead of us, I think it’s important to have a framework. In other words, to be able to visualize and understand the role we play in the Kingdom of God, and why it’s so vital and powerful. Though it’s almost too much to fathom, the truth is that we — and all who have received salvation through Jesus Christ — have become His temple. In the Old Testament, the temple building was the center of Jewish existence. It was the hub of activity, but it’s also where the presence of the Lord lived. In other words, the very real life of God was there — you could sense His Spirit, smell Him through the burning of offerings, and “see” Him in the various artifacts used for worship. In short, the temple was Jehovah’s house, and if you wanted to encounter Him, you had to pay Him a visit. Amazingly (and this is where it gets really cool), after Jesus died, the curtain within the sanctuary that separated God from man was ripped in half, and the Holy Spirit left that physical building to dwell in the souls of people. Whenever someone decides to surrender their life to the Savior, they become His house, and He moves in and inhabits the activities of their daily life. This means that we — you and me — carry within us the real and powerful presence of the Lord that others so desperately need to experience. My hope and prayer is that this will be our focus as we chart our course for the coming year.

My friend, you are God’s temple! Whenever you enter a room, you bring the very essence of Christ, and that’s exactly what people are searching for. Though you are not perfect, as you submit to His leading, His Spirit burgeons within you and you supernaturally display His glory. It’s a mystery, but it’s also a reality, and when you make it the framework through which you view every relationship and encounter, the Lord will crystalize your mission and excite your heart with His purpose. You carry Heaven wherever you go — remember that this year and you will make a supernatural-sized difference!


Jesus, I am honored to be your temple. I submit my life to you today and ask you to display your presence through me.


Take some time to reflect on what it means to be God’s temple. How will you carry out that call in the coming year?


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4 Responses

  1. I am blessed to have you as my pastor this year. I can not go to my local church since March so am very glad I found you. My wife and I really get a lot out of your sermons and devotions. Pray the Lord. Continues to bless you and your beautiful family.

  2. I vow to carry out that call with a healthier body.That means working on what is imperfect inside and hopefully transforming it into a beautiful image outside.I will really knuckle down and start off riding that stationery bike.And also work on my abdominal area utilizing a lot of crunches.I want to prevent myself from getting Type 2 Diabetes. Heart Disease.and Cancer..

  3. Prayer Requests:

    I ask God to help me get a chance to get to know a woman named Kylie. I really like her a lot.

    I ask God to help me get a promotion in the store’s customer service.department.

    I ask God to bless the Hour Of Power. I miss the televised services.

    I ask God to bless my life financially, professionally and spiritually.

    I ask all this in Jesus name Amen. Andrew

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