Welcome to the daily devotional we have. This is a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I will have a video that relates to the devotional.
This devotional is titled “Experiencing God’s Renewal”. It is 5 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“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 gives us a friendly reminder about the importance of not only renewing what’s on the inside, but also what’s on the outside. Think about it for a moment. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and should be treated as such. Would you let your church building look run down or distressed? Of course not! If repairs were needed to your church, you would renovate your church so that it stands as a shining beacon of Christ’s love in your community. Therefore, shouldn’t we treat our bodies the same way and continually renew them so that they are able to carry out God’s purpose for our lives? In what ways do you need to renew your body? Renewal can look different for everyone. For some it might be the need for a little more exercise or a better diet. It could be the need for physical healing. For others, it may be allowing God to renew you from a past sexual sin. Find where you need renewal for your body and allow God to work His healing in your life.
I know that for me personally, I need to eat better. I do work out a few times a week, but I am not in the shape I should be. Laziness pervades our culture. Everything is about us and making things easier. We joke about first world problems yet they are really dumb when you take a step back. Personally I don’t think there will be a revival of fitness or being healthy in America. People would sooner pay to get the fat sucked out of them rather than just do the right thing for their body. The only thing that you can do is be in shape yourself, raise your kids to be healthy, and have your spouse be healthy as well.