“I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become since 1990.” –Dave Barry
We all have a physical representation of who we are in this physical world. That's a fancy theological way of saying that we have a body.
The human body is miraculous in its complexity. The greatest minds since the beginning of time have studied it, and continue to study it to this day, and we still aren't even close to knowing everything there is to know.
Scripture has a lot to say about our bodies:
“Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.” -- Romans 6:13
The physical body is neutral. It isn't good or evil any more than a gun is good or evil. It's a gun; it can be used for good or evil.
It's what happens inside the body that determines whether evil or good occurs outside the body. Today, are you allowing the Holy Spirit, who is inside of you, to have His way with you and your body? Or are you trying to control things yourself? The answer to those questions can make all the difference in the world for you today!
Jesus, I thank You for my body. Thank You for giving me this temporary vessel to live in on this earth. Today, I offer myself to You. All of me. Take my body and make it an instrument of Your righteousness. I surrender and ask that You would take control of it. Use it for Your glory as an instrument of worship, prayer, and loving service to those around me. Amen.
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