You Are His Sanctuary!
On a recent poll I took on my social media accounts, 80% of the voters voted that they lived in fear versus faith when it came to their healing (emotionally, physically, spiritually). Many confessed that their motivation for taking care of their body came from fear.
For some, it looked like a fear of gaining weight.
For others, it looked like a fear of losing weight because of past pain and hurt around their body.
When it came to healing, they expressed their fear that their body would be, look or feel this way forever without ever expressing hope or being convinced that there is a Father who loves them.
Let me remind you of this sweet truth that I still cling to. You are a well-woman fighting against sickness, not a sick woman fighting to get well.
It shouldn't be a surprise that the enemy likes to come for women's bodies. They carry life, they carry hope, they carry love, they carry an expression of who the Father is.
Our reality though, is that we have all but destroyed our bodies because we have believed a lie that they are against us. It has become a battle between you and your body. You may even view it as a part of you but not an extension of you.
1 Corinthians 6:19 reminds us that we are not our own. Therefore, we become managers of this body, not the owners. Being one with Christ in spirit means you are one with Him inside your body. This beautiful, good, extension of you was His idea.
A body that expresses your emotions, feelings, and stories.
The more we become one with the Father in our soul and relationship with Him, the more we become one within ourselves. You will no longer be at war with yourself or trying to beat your body into submission for something better or younger.
Your body is God's sanctuary.
It's not against because God is for you.
It doesn't hate you because God loves you.
It's not mad at you because God delights in you.
It's not fighting you because God's at peace with you.
We can only love ourselves when we first understand the Father's love toward us. It becomes the only way to our self-proclaimed self-love. (That the world likes to throw at us.)
Let's pray this prayer over ourselves today based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.