Day 4- Your Body, Pure & Holy
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Hi! Welcome to fabulous DAY 4!
I’m excited to be back with you for Fabulous Day 4 of our 5Day Jumpstart Your Faith Challenge. We will be focusing on Your Body- Pure & Holy. Let’s keep going together and not give up, OK? Where almost to the finish line, which is bittersweet.
Our 5Day JumpStart Your Faith Challenge for today will start off with discussing.
What Does God Say About Our Bodies?
Jesus, resurrected body teaches us that our bodies matter and shows us the beauty God intends for all bodies. How might Jesus’ broken body help you to see your body for what it’s worth? Taking care of the body Jesus has given you isn’t about, stepping on the scale or comparing yourselves to some else. It’s about truly having FAITH that your BODY is a gift that has been entrusted to you to have by Jesus.
A scripture that backs my words up is: 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.”- 1 Corinthians 6:19
This signifies that fact that every Christian can have his body under absolute control for God. God has given us the responsibility to rule over all “the temple of the Holy Spirit,” including our thoughts and desires. We are responsible for these, and we must never give way to improper ones.
Now, let’s jump right into fabulous Day 4:
S (Scripture): “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.”-Romans 12:1
O (Observation: The key to the abundant life lays in my willingness to give my BODY to Jesus. When I refuse to entrust my BODY to Jesus, evil desires of my mind, emotions, and heart live; and these make up my will.
A (Application): Submission of my BODY to Jesus always him to live within me. By, using my BODY in a way that is pleasing to JESUS. Eating healthily, and sleeping is ways I can recognize that my body is from Jesus and is to be used by Him. Because I am God’s creation, I must fight against any desires that would lead me to lose trust or strength in Him.
P (Prayer): Lord, I believe in Romans 12:1. Give me a burning desire to follow you to live a life of sacrifice and service. Lord, I know that much more is involved in FAITH, than just going to church, or writing a check every week, or giving a few hours of service. Living the abundant life of FAITH means that, I need to, “deny myself, pick up your cross and follow You.” Teach me through your WORD, how to continue to live PURE & HOLY, so that my light may shine brightly just like you. In Jesus, name I pray, Amen.
Like the challenge offered above, accept your body as a GIFT for God. When we have FAITH in Christ we are pleasing to him, no matter how we look. Our bodies are very important to Christ. He wants you to accept his GIFT and honor it. You can honor your body by not treating it like crap. Don’t allow your body to become a toxic waste for Junk. Empty, the drunk out so that you can live Pure & HOLY. Going forward you must ensure that all the choices you make for your BODY is for GOD’s glory.
Well, we have ONE more day left of this Challenge. It has been such a pleasure to strength my FAITH with all of you. I pray that you have enjoyed this journey as well.
Stay tuned for our Last and Final day of this 5day JumpStart Your Faith Challenge.
See Ya Soon,
♡ Teliah NaShonia