30 Days of Identity: I am a Temple of the Holy Spirit
Read this 60 Second devotion. Each day, based on our verse of the day, we will add one new label to our Christian identity. At the end of 30 Days, we will have a life affirming, identity forming declaration. This is life changing stuff! --- Day 23 The Word - "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 ESV
A Thought - Paul is explaining that just like food and the stomach are meant for each other, so our bodies are meant for Jesus. As Christians, we are members of Christ. Just as a husband and wife become one flesh, we have become one spirit with Christ. His spirit is in us. Being a Temple of the Holy Spirit does not mean that we are expected to make sure the temple can do 100 push-ups and has a tiny waist. It means that we are to keep our temples purely devoted to One person, Jesus.
My Prayer of Declaration - Lord, because of You, I am a New Creation, I am Forgiven, I am Reconciled to God, I am Free, I am Loved, I am complete, I am a citizen of Heaven, I am God's Child, I am Strong, I am not afraid, I am God's Masterpiece, His Ambassador, His Witness and He Welcomes me. I am a Servant of God (just like Jesus), I am more than a Conqueror, I am Holy, I am becoming more like Jesus every day, I have been delivered from darkness, I am chosen, I am a priest and I am a Temple of the Holy Spirit! - All blessing, honor, glory, power and praise are Yours, Amen. Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe and transform your life, 60 seconds at a time. - Scott