My bible says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalms 139:14
I believe in God…I believe in Jesus Christ…I believe in the Holy Spirit. I am a forgiven and redeemed sinner striving everyday to be the salt and light Father God placed me on this earth to be. Now that that’s understood (^_^) what in the world does any of it have to do with my natural?? Spiritually, EVERYTHING!!
I’ve heard people use the expression “only if Jesus Christ knocks on my door and tells me Himself.” That phrase always made me wonder what would I do if He did come down, knock on my door and I look up to see Him looking at me smiling thru the glass. Oh I’m gonna answer! The real question is will I invite Him into my house to have a seat after giving Him the grand tour because my house is clean, spotless and kept as worthy as I can for the King’s presence? OR would I open the door and invite Him to sit in the rockers on the front porch while we talk over glasses of lemon water cause it’s a hot mess in my house? Funny thing is He knows the condition of the inside already, but we think we’re so slick in trying to hide it from Him. Well our bodies are much the same as the structure we call our home. We are spiritual beings living in an earthly vessel. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 puts it plain and simple. Our body is a temple for our spirit and the Holy Spirit. We have been bought with the most beautiful, unimaginable, unselfish price and do not belong to ourselves. With this price came our method of repayment to glorify God in our bodies and in our spirit which are His. I don’t want to put things in my body or my spirit that will make it junky, filthy and cause clutter for where my spirit and the Holy Spirit dwell just like I wouldn’t want Jesus inside my home distracted by dust bunnies, an empty chip bag and a dirty kitchen. The Word tells us in Romans 12:1-2 that the least we could do is present our body as a living sacrifice and not be conformed to the world. It is my belief and choice that this goes for what we take into our hearts and minds as well as our bodies. We owe our lives and our bodies to prove to God He did NOT give His only Son for our sins in vain. “Whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” 1Corinthians 10:31. This is such a reasonable service.
I facilitate new hire training. The entire learning path no matter what job position the new team member is in is centered around a roadmap the company created to ensure a consistent, patterned customer interaction. I literally preach to them that if they will only follow this roadmap as it is and not try to short cut or recreate it they will be setting themselves up for imminent success in their role with the company. I do this with all the passion I can muster for every group because I know the process works. It pains me to hear or observe once certain team members leave training that they have either lost the roadmap or they are struggling because they set the roadmap aside and tried to create their own way that now has them off course. Well the Living Word is my roadmap. The Word is filled with instructions, promises and declarations for my natural. It’s no coincidence that spiritually is the first topic in this series because without this part of my natural there would be no firm discussion.
God created me in His image,in His likeness. Despite all the bumps and bruises that this life comes with this is the foundation of my being natural. Genesis 1:27. And after He created me He stepped back on day 6 and said “very good”. The shade of my skin, the size of my forehead, the shape of my body, the pitch of my laugh and the texture of my hair are ALL after His likeness. So who am I to disagree with that?! I am very good!