Friday, 7 June 2013

Today Reminder - 07 Junie 2013 (Temple)

A reminder for today
The entire building was completed in every detail by midautumn, in the month of Bul (October/November), during the eleventh year of his reign. So it took seven years to build the Temple. (1 Kings 6:38)

Finally Solomon could build the temple his father David wanted to build for God. It took seven years to complete and thinking about the seven and the temple that was made for God so that the covenant between God and David is fulfilled, I thought about you my dear friend. You are a temple and within you dwells an almighty God.

I am a little fanatic when it comes to exercise and I start all my days with a good workout early in the morning. Something that I see every morning is that our world is very body conscious. Just before a holiday the gym will suddenly get very busy and then quiet down again and in the beginning of a new year there is suddenly a huge number of new members and old lost ones that returns. But besides that, just look at the world around you. In the media and on advertisements there is a huge focus on how we look or should look. Thus we should take good care of our bodies and watch what we eat. But being a Christian your body gets a new dimension. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

If I think about all the work that went into the temple that Solomon build for the Lord and I think I should spend a little more time looking after my temple and making it a place where God is welcome and where God is visible. 

Jesus replied, "All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. (John 14:23) 

My dear friend, Your body is the temple of God, be careful where it goes, be careful what it does, be careful what it ponders and be careful how it reacts.

Here are a few things about the Holy Spirit that you should keep in mind. The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to build you up in the body of Christ to the glory of God: 1) He regenerates (John 3:3-5). 2) He indwells (Rom. 8:11). 3) He anoints (1 John 2:27). 4) He baptizes (Acts 2:17-41). 5) He empowers (Micah 3:8). 6) He sanctifies (Rom. 15:16. 7) He comforts (John 14:16-26). 8) He gives joy (Rom. 14:17). 9) He gives discernment (1 Cor. 2:10-16). 9) He bears fruit (Gal. 5:22-23). 10) He gives gifts 1 Cor. 12:3-11).

In conclusion, surrender your body to the Lord and glorify God in your daily life.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus