Temples of the Holy Spirit *Don’t rush – Just trust

April 10, 2012 by  
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“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)

How many of us take these words into our hearts and live by them?

I know I certainly don’t.

Oh, I try, but I fall far short of honoring my body.

These verses tell us that our bodies are temples filled with the Holy Spirit.

If we look at just the physical and mental side of our bodies – how often do we over-indulge in our eating, stress over the smallest of problems, worry about things that we cannot change, or when we do look after our bodies do we sometimes exercise to excess?

We need to treat each part of our body as a sacred dwelling place that has been bought at a price.

But it is not only the physical and mental side of our bodies we should examine.

We need to take a hard look at ourselves and answer truthfully:

“Are we living a spirit-filled life every day?”

I don’t think very many of us can answer that with a resounding “yes”.

If our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, then to me, it means being very much a part of this world, of our everyday living, sharing God’s unconditional love and showing people how the Grace of God can work in, and change, people’s lives.

So many people today live in a hopeless world, are we able to offer them hope?

Can we say to them from our spirit filled bodies that God really makes a difference?

Prayer for the day: –
Help us, Dear One, to see our bodies as you see them. A temple filled with the Holy Spirit and made in your image. Show us how to rest when our bodies become weary, how to replenish them with healthy food, and also how to exercise so that our bodies reflect your love and your glory. Also remind us that it is not our outward appearances which are so important, but what lies within. In Jesus name we pray, we pray Amen.

Don’t rush – Just trust


When our day is filled with plans…we must remember to stay in His hands.

We must remember that only He can know…how our day will really go.

We must not yield to our own way…but abandon our will to Him and pray.

He alone is who we must trust when we feel the urge to rush.

When we’re tired and feel alone…we must take refuge at His throne.

So often things tell us to rush…while there’s a gentle voice saying… “just trust” His love in us yet abounds…through all our ups and all our downs.

So when you leave your house today remember to ask yourself “Did I pray?”

Remember when life presses you to rush… Take a coin from your pocket and read the words that say “In God We Trust”

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7.

David knew what kings and their people usually trusted in – human strength and the ways it is often expressed (in chariots and in horses).

In 21 century human can say something like, “Some trust in nuclear weapons and some trust in tanks or bank balance.”

It is part of human nature to put our trust in such things.

But David put his trust in God almighty.

He didn’t carry the name of the Lord as a magical incantation; rather the name speaks of the comprehensive character of God and is an expression of His faithfulness to His covenant with His children.

– fwd: valliamannil mathews

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