“The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body. ” 1 Corinthians 6: 19 (MSG) We have learned that the Holy Spirit inhabits our spirit. Well, God also says that the body He gave you is a place where He dwells. It’s a temple! The NIV translates the above scripture like this. “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.” It’s important to understand that your body, your soul and your spirit all contain the Spirit of God. He gets to inhabit the whole of you! It’s also important to realize how intrinsically each part is linked and connected to the others. Therefore, it is impossible to do something with your body that doesn’t touch and have an effect on your soul and spirit. When it comes to living a VIBRANT life, which Ephesians 1: 4 tells us we have been called to, we must understand this includes our whole being. Your body is valuable to God because it houses Him and therefore the way you care for and protect it matters to God. He views your body as a place of holiness. I love the verse in the Bible that talks about being an athlete. “So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9: 26–27 (NLT)”
This insect is by Havilah Cunnington booked called, “Radical growth”.
This is a beautiful reminder of how close our Lord is. The beautiful reminder of the trinity, and the oneness we have with God. It’s important to treat all that he has given to us with the delicates that it all belongs to him. That all that he gives to us we honor it and give the Lord the glory he deserves.
~ Victoria 💛