Day 4: Dare to Live Like You Belong To God

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Meditate on Psalm 100:1-3, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Do you remember that day you accepted the Jesus? I do! At the age of 13, I casually strolled down the aisle at my church for altar call. I made a conscious decision that I wanted to be saved. Afterwards, my mother laid hands on me in my bedroom and I received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues

My life changed forever from that moment. I can still remember and feel the emotional change that filled my heart! I was on fire for God! I was consumed with telling people about God, at that young age!    Over the years, the fire subsided, yet I often challenge myself to go back to that time in my life, when I was truly on fire for Christ!

When we make that decision to follow Christ, we belong to HIM. We no longer belong to the world. Our body becomes a temple of the Holy Spirit! Temple is described as a place or a house of worship. Our body is a temple where the Holy Spirit dwells, we are dedicated for a special purpose! We are set apart as Gods children!

Wow if we really took the “temple” thing seriously, would we still act the same? Would we speak the same words? How would we view our bodies? Would we eat the same? Would we allow ourselves to get caught up in abusive relationships?

Its time we took this “temple” thing seriously! Because everything else is secondary to to God..our careers, our families, our jobs. We need to live in the truth in who we are to him.  When we recognize exactly who we are in Christ and what we mean to him…our lives really begin to reflect that. We treat ourselves and others differently!

We have to recognize that following Christ, requires us to die to self daily!

Today’s dare: Truly recognize what the scripture says about you and your life. Begin to live differently in response to this truth! Remind yourself daily! I am new, I am in Christ, I am his temple, I do not belong to myself, I belong to God!

Prayer: Lord throughout my ups and downs, help me to stay connected to the truth that you live in me daily. You set me apart so you can do your will through me! Help me to take your active word and plant it in my heart. Help me remember that I belong to you Lord!

You are a new …whole…complete..walk in it!

Stephanie

 

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