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August 14, 2015, 7:19 AM

YOU are NOT your own!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

This past Wednesday night Sister Linda Lewis our missions director brought us an awesome message on the scripture refferenced in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. This scripture has been running through my head ever since. I have heard it thousands of times even used the passage in a sermon a time or two so why is it stuck now...

God gave us all that we have even our bodies that we live in everyday. As a Christian and as a human being I am Pro Life. God gave us this life and He has made the creation of Life. We tend to forget it's not ours nor is the call to end it. And even from there as we develop in life and grow as a Christian a follower, a believer in Jesus Christ we must take care of ourselves, physically and spirtually. Sister Linda made reference to a dinner plate and what we put on it, such a true thought to our everyday life as a Christian. If we trully desire to grow closer to the Lord we should be careful of what we put ourselves in contact with. Watch what you put on your plate... Is praying, fasting, reading the word, dwelling in the presence of the Lord on your plate? By default there is always work, family, school and many other things on your plate not to mention reading facebook posts... Be sure to leave room for Jesus, this is cruical to a balanced "diet" (LIFE). Jesus can bring balance to your life in the midst of everything else, He can bring peace and security that only He as our personal savior can bring. You see, YOU were bought with a price, a high price. Jesus paid a debit that He did not owe to give us a chance to be redeemed from sin and have a personal relationship with Him. And we owe a debit that we cannot pay. We owe our lives to Him, so honor him with your bodies, your life. Put Him first, give it all to Him, because "you are not your own"...

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