Hi and Welcome to the “Your Body is a Temple” series!
We hear the term “Your Body is a Temple” a lot but what does it mean to us as Christians? During this series, we will explore together. This will be a scripture-supported journey with action tasks.
The anchor verse for this journey is:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
This a process to help us, as individuals, do our part to make sure our bodies are prepared to serve the Lord.
It is about preparedness.
There is a song we sing in church, “I am on the Battlefield for my Lord.”
When I think of a Battlefield, I think of the soldiers in the armed services. The soldiers in the armed services prepare themselves to protect our country. They study so they have the knowledge they need. They train in their specialties, so there are ready to perform when called. Soldiers also do Physical Training (PT) and have a periodic fitness test to make sure they are physically prepared to implement the skills they learned through their study and training.
How does this apply to Christians serving the Lord?
As Christians, we prepare ourselves to serve the Lord. We study the Word of the Lord. We develop our spiritual gifts and answer our ministry calls. We also should be physically prepared to serve when called.
It’s truly about preparedness.
Check out the post, Why Should Christians Take Care of their Body?, which was the inspiration for this series.
Self-Reflection of the day:
Are you taking care of your body? What things are you doing now to take care of your body? What things can you add to take better care of your body?
Action Task of the day:
Have a conversation with another Christian about the importance of being physically prepared to serve the Lord.
Thank you for my body. Please guide me in how I can take care of my body to better serve You. I am embarking on this journey to tune-up my body to serve You better. I want to be prepared to minister Your Word. I want to fuel my body, so my mind is clear to hear You when You speak to me. I want to train my body to be prepared to serve in the capacity You see fit. Thank Lord for all you do.
In Jesus’ name, I pray,
Thank you for coming on this journey with me.