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Thought and Prayer for Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

December 2, 2019 OUR BODIES

Disciplining ourselves to take care of our bodies isn’t easy. However, we are to remember our bodies are just temporary. We only have them a short while and God wants us to care for them. We see people who are at the gym taking care of their bodies. We see people eating healthy as well. However, working out and eating right are just two ways to take care of our bodies. We need to ensure we take care of our bodies in other ways as well. God tells us to use our bodies as living and holy sacrifices to Him. The Holy Spirit of God lives in our bodies and we are treat them as His temple. Being good stewards by taking care of our bodies means to take care of them both inside and out.

SCRIPTURE:
Romans 6:13 “Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you do with your body that is pleasing to God.
2. List things you need to stop doing to your body.
3. Remember your body is the temple for God’s Holy Spirit.
4. Don’t let your body be any part of evil.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know we often do things without thinking. We do things to our bodies without realizing the consequences. Help us to think about what we are doing to our bodies today that may not be pleasing to You. Remind us in all we do that our bodies are holy and living sacrifices to You. Help us to take better care of our bodies and give thanks to You for these bodies every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We are to remember our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (NLT)

We are to treat our bodies as living and holy sacrifices to God.

Romans 12:1 “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.” (NLT)

We are to live in obedience to God by staying away from sexual sin.

FOCUS:
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 “God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor—not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.” (NLT)
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