Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
It's hard, so let's just get that out right up front. It's hard to continue to go to the doctors when you've been so abused by them. It's so hard to continue getting up and out of bed every morning when you feel so useless. It's incredibly hard to keep fighting for your health and well-being when it seems sorta pointless by now.
But can I share something with you that I've been reminding myself of a lot lately?
It is not our decision as to whether or not we continue to fight. Giving up or quitting is simply not an option. As long as God keeps us here, it's our job to do the best we can for Him, and part of that is taking care of His temple.
You are His temple, remember?
In the state we're in, it so often feels like there's not a thing we can still do that would be a praise to God, but we can still honor Him. We can make the hard choice to get back up in the morning and fight to take care of His temple.
So you must honor God with your body.
Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. - 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. - Ephesians 2:20-21
Honor Him, Dear Ones. Fight on.
Dear God, Never allow the doubt of our worth to fester in our hearts. Thank You for treasuring us enough to want to make us Your dwelling place. In Jesus' Name, Amen...
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