DEVOTIONAL:  Nurturing & Nourishing Our Body ~ Caring For The Vessel God Created

1 Corinthians 6:19-2019 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.


The past two weeks, my son Charles  has been working with me on a healthier lifestyle with dietary changes and an exercise plan.

Change is not always easy, but it often finds it’s motivation in necessity.  My son is trying to keep me in good health as I close in on the big 49!  Although for my best, my attitude could not be any worse about this whole “changing” ordeal!

The saying “just enough to be dangerous” applies here! He is studying  physical therapy, so last semester he took nutrition courses and now I have a 22 year-old who has learned what he needed to know about the problems with the food choices I often make. Not only have I had a live in drill sergeant for two weeks making sure I work out, he has put me on lock down so I can’t eat after 10 pm (which was formerly my movie and snack time).  Apparently eating gives me energy which in turn keeps me from going to sleep at a decent hour. Now I get to pile up on the couch while I drink water! ugh!

If that’s not enough, he has a gym schedule and has walked me around the block at 10:30  at night to get my cardio in for the day, two or tree times at least since he’s been home. It is about time for the summer semester to start and now I am going to have to keep this routine on my own!  I may complain, okay, I DO complain, but I have loved having him here with us and wouldn’t have changed a thing for the help he’s given me and just getting to spend time with him.

Our Lord has given us a body to care for and it is our responsibility to do all we can to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  I encourage each one of you, if not already, to take good care of yourselves, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. 

PRAYER
DEAR HEAVENY FATHER
Thank You for all You do for us
We just ask for Your strength, wisdom and guidance
As we work to maintain a healthy lifestyle

We give You praise for the delicious foods
Purifying waters
For energy to exercise
And sweet rest

All praise and glory to You, our God
For the body You have given us
May we treat it well

Please give us perseverance and determination 
To do what pleases You for this vessel You’ve blessed us with, Father

Be praised for the Truth of Your Beautiful Word

According to Psalm 139:14,
  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

In the Name of Jesus our Lord and Savior
AMEN

Song
Wonderfully Made


About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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