Discovering the Temple of God

1 Sep

God’s Word: I Corinthians 3:1-23 (The Message)

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Where can you go to find My temple?  templeMy temple is not made with human hands.  In the days of old I gave instructions for building My Tabernacle—where My Spirit met with the people.  But when Jesus came to earth His death instituted a new world order.  I no longer meet My people at an earthly temple; I now dwell with those who have stepped into a relationship with Me through Jesus.  Jesus’ death broke the veil of sin that separated you and Me.  By accepting His offering of forgiveness you are inviting My Spirit to dwell with you.  You are the temple of My Holy Spirit.

How are you caring for My Temple?  As in the days of old, My temple is still a sacred place.  You are both the caretaker and the steward of the life I have given to you. Your life is only on loan and will be returned to Me one day.  When you spend your days pursuing those things that make you feel good or look important—that is a desecration of My Temple.  Jesus’ life set the example of how to live the abundant life—meeting the needs of others with the abilities and passions I have given to each of you.

As My Temple you are empowered to do tasks beyond your normal abilities.  Your neighborhoods, communities and nations have needs that only you can fill.  As you work in unity with others the things that can be accomplished is beyond your imagination.  The key is to use wisdom in how you work. Enlist others in your efforts and help them learn the blessings that come into your life by touching others lives.  Then those “others” should find still “others” to enlist.  As My Temple I am with you wherever you go and whatever you do. What are you investing your life in pursuing?  Is it honoring to My Temple?

God’s Question: Will you include Me in your daily plans?

God’s Promise: Your life + My Spirit = true success

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for this reminder of Your dwelling with me.

I am Sorry I too often pursue things so frivolous.

Thank You for Your precious indwelling presence.

Please Help Me be a faithful steward of my life.

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