The Temple

1 Corinthians 3: 16

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 

I couldn’t let today pass by without some acknowledgement. Today is the 2nd year anniversary of me developing Bell’s palsy and from there being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors. It’s been a long journey and it’s not over yet. In fact, it will never really be over since I can develop new tumors at anytime and anywhere. With the anniversary, my health has been on my mind. Actually, my lack of health and how I’ve contributed to that over the years.

I’ve been a just enough person when it comes to my health.

Just enough exercise to get by.

Just enough healthy eating to get by.

Just enough to get by, but not enough to actually get fit and healthy.

A just enough attitude when it comes to our body does NOT honor God. Our body is HIS temple. Doesn’t God deserve the very best? That’s a rhetorical question. Of course, HE deserves the very best!

My health has deteriorated a great deal over the past two years. The truth is I may never be as healthy as I was on March 31, 2012. I think of all the wasted years when I did just enough.  But…I am doing everything I can now to make my health be the very best that it can be, considering my circumstances.

My husband and I are working on making our lifestyle changes permanent instead of being on a “diet.”

As with all God’s principles, it’s what’s best for us. He always has our best interests at heart. He knows that by honoring our body, we will feel better physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If I could go back and give advice to my younger self, I would tell me to appreciate my good health and to do all that I can to keep it that way. To go way beyond just enough!

Honor God by honoring His temple.






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