Happy Monday!

Our Thursday DP group has just turned another corner as we finished the new Faith Essential in the in-depth study.

Isn’t it funny that no matter how often you read it or how much you believe you know, there is always something new there.

One of my favorite scriptures, since beginning this journey, is 1 Corinthians 6:19. “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”

Really think about that for a minute.  It is a game changer.  Our bodies aren’t just a personal belonging to do with what we please.  Instead, they are temples of the Holy Spirit!  The Holy Spirit lives within us and whatever we do to our bodies, we do to His temple.  He planned us, long before we were conceived.  He knit us together in our mother’s womb.  God calls us to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, “holy and pleasing to God.”

If our bodies belong to God, what are the implications of how we should live?

If we are trying to create healthy, new habits, it won’t be done by just willpower.  God wants our efforts, but He wants us to come to the end of OUR resources so we will turn to HIM!  He wants to empower us.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11: 1.

Faith is the connecting power into the spiritual realm, which links us with God and makes Him become a tangible reality to the sense perceptions of a person. Faith is the basic ingredient to begin a relationship with God.

If we believe this, doesn’t it make sense that we need to have faith, not only in our eternity with God, but in our daily lives on earth.

“That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”  Romans 1:12 KJV

Pray Unceasingly!!

In His light,

Lois

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