September 28, 2012
1 Cor 6:19-20 “What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are Gods.”
This scripture really hits home with me right now. “Glorify God in my body.” This is something I desire to do. I’ve talked about this before and it starts right here with the clothes I wear and how I present myself.
Back in the day, I had no problem wearing tight clothes and showing off my body. I liked the attention it brought. But God has transformed me and I am completely uncomfortable in these clothes I have. I don’t want the attention. If someone notices me, I want them to notice my quiet, loving spirit.
I see these women begging for attention with the way they dress and the words they speak. I am sad for them because they don’t find their worth in God. They are looking to be validated by men or what they wear. I was in their shoes once. I know their fears and their desires. But “god did not give us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 2 Tim 1:7
This sound mind tells me that I am beautiful because of who I am and Who’s I am, not because of what I look like.
1 Thess 5:22 says “abstain from all appearance of evil.” The question is, “Does this please God?” Does it please God to wear revealing clothes? Does it please God when men stare at your body? Does it please God that you want them to stare? Absolutely not.
Verse 23-24 says “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless…Faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it.”
This sanctification involves the whole man…body, soul and spirit. If you dishonor God with one, it effects the whole man. But if you will let Him, God will sanctify you. he is faithful…He will do it. He has sanctified me, and that is why I am more conservative and mindful of how I present myself. I prayed for this, and He was faithful to do it.
You were bought with a price…what price are you willing to pay in return for this gift of grace?