“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”
– 1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you know that your body is a gift from God? Do you believe it?
Unfortunately, we live in a world that is constantly telling us to dislike our bodies. Whether it’s images of “perfection” to which we can’t begin to compare, or a constant barrage of illnesses or things that can go wrong, it’s difficult to maintain a Biblical view of our fleshly tent. After all, though we are eternal, our flesh and blood are subject to the effects of sin, which means that we may have to deal with an affliction, a disability, an injury, or just overall signs of aging. We might have hair growing in all the wrong places or be carrying around a few extra pounds of flab. Whatever the case, I want to tell you today that your body — the very one you spend time feeling self-conscious about — is a sacred gift from God, and He loves it.
Friend, I encourage you to learn to love your body in the same way Jesus does. As we look at what this means for the next week or so, open up your mind and heart to receive new truth, and be willing to challenge your pre-existing beliefs about your earthly tent. You’re alive and you can read these words, which means that you’re blessed, so stop tearing down the very vessel that enables you to experience the wonders of life. God employed expert craftsmanship when He created you and He took great care in your design. You are His precious and beloved treasure whom He fashioned uniquely from the inside out. Isn’t that a powerful thought?
I am thankful, Jesus, for the gift of my body. As challenging as it may be, I want to learn to love it like you do.
How do you feel about your body? Do you see it as a gift or a hindrance? Why?
Yes, I do see my body as a sweet precious gift from GOD that I belong to GOD always now and forevermore! ’til the second coming of Jesus Christ !