One Body

I want to share some thoughts with you. Thoughts that have been going through my mind for awhile now. Thoughts that I am confident are from the Holy Spirit.

 

I am a fully committed follower of Jesus. But I wasn’t always. I accepted Christ into my heart at age 7, but it wasn’t until my very late teens and early 20s when I became fully committed to Him. There is a huge difference from who I was at age 15 and who I am now at 27.

 

I hit rock bottom in my teenage years; living for myself and all the pleasures I could get. I know that’s what I needed though. I needed to get to that point in life where I stretched out my hands in desperation to God. I’m tired of doing this all by myself. I need you to rescue me.

 

And…that He did! My Redeemer, rescued me from that pit.

 

Immediately, the Spirit began working in my heart. Teaching me and showing me what it looks like to live a life that is REDEEMED. Different from the world’s view…

 

Kinda like when I hit rock bottom in my health. It took me being so sick to see life from a different lense. From HIS lense and not the world’s. To learn about my body in the way God created it. To manage it in the same way.

 

I was never too concerned about what I did to my body. Typically in the mindset of, “Eh…my body can take care of itself…it can handle this…”

 

But what God has taught me the most through this is that I am truly blessed to have this body…this body that he has gifted to me. I don’t deserve it. I don’t deserve anything. Like so many other lessons of stewardship in life with finances, time and possessions, and even raising children, there’s also this body. I only get one. ONE. To make the most impact in this world.

 

It was then when I began to take it seriously. Am I going to go about continuing to indulge myself in foods that are harmful to me? If I am serious about reaching this world for Christ and being fully committed, I have to take the responsibility of caring for this body seriously.

 

A quote that has resonated with me is this…

 

“God doesn’t want something from you, he wants something FOR you.”

 

When we are good stewards of what He has given to us, He blesses us with more.

 

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