This month at Fancy Little Things we are honoring our bodies, as they are the temple of God and not our own. The Holy Spirit resides in us… Within our very hearts, ladies. It is imperative that we recognize this on a daily basis and try to live our lives accordingly.
On the heels of remembering Jesus’ work on the cross, this can be a very powerful time of reflection and revelation for us. So the Faith Authors have decided to team up and bring you a 5 week detox series designed to help you re-establish a deep connection with the Lord and even spring clean your temple a bit!
this series will take you through five major areas of revitalization
that are vital to your whole health and wellness,
but also manageable enough to add to your existing routine.
The first step to detoxifying the temple is to simply repent.
I know…it may seem silly, and I can picture many of you reading this with a smirk. But remember; God desires our ongoing devotion and dependence, and those things are made clear when we fall to the floor as the sinners that we are and decide to think differently than we have been.
God tells us by inspiration of Peter in Acts 2:38 to “repent.” This is translated from the Greek word “metanoeo” which means “to think differently, to reconsider.” The entire basis of becoming a follower of Christ is not to do things differently, but to think differently.
Paul comes back to this point in Romans 12:2 when he instructs those around him, “do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
With our scattered minds we make decisions. With our decisions we choose our course of action. We can want with all of our deepest emotions to do right and Godly things, but until we have decided in our minds to turn to God, and stand firm on that rock, our actions are at the mercy of the strongest worldly influence or the most subtle temptation from satan. We can think we are doing so good, until something bad happens. Think about it: Peter walked on water, until he had doubt in his mind.
So as we kick off this new month of caring for our temple, and creating a beautiful place for the Holy Spirit to dwell, I encourage you to repent, all over again, and verbally decide with your mouth and mind that God is the guide of your decisions, and that you believe He will make your paths straight. are you in?
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