Thursday, October 9, 2008

Know Ye Not........

I’ve known for a while now that I haven’t been taking care of myself like I should. Life has a way of getting in the way of things. I reckon I’ve known all along that I have been doing a disservice to the vessel the Lord has given me. So.... two autoimmune diseases, one surgery, and an additional number of pounds later I’m kind of in trouble.

In I Corinthians 6:19-20 God’s Word says What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. Now I’m aware that there are many ways to dishonor our vessel ~ many, many ways. But tonight one is speaking more loudly after today’s visit to my doctor. So.... with the strong urging of my two oldest daughters it is back to Curves Fitness Center and to a healthier way of eating.

I know this ~ If I do it for me then it isn't going to get done. You might say that I'm a "comfort eater" of sorts. So if I am to succeed I'm going to have to look at this from God's viewpoint - I am God's and I am commanded to glorify my body that was bought with a price. It is worth something to Him.

We would all do well to keep that in mind, wouldn't we. No matter the situation or circumstance ~ to protect our vessel ~ to glorify God with our body. Yep, I'm gonna have to keep that very much in mind. I need to succeed in this endeavor - my life is counting on it.

3 Thoughts On The Matter:

karin said...

I like your new profile pic! Very nice!

I totally identify with your post today. I make healthy eating choices but am no longer as mobile as I was 10-12 years ago, when I could still exercise pain free. I used to go for an hour walk each day, shine, rain or snow! I've learned that I can't beat myself up over what I can no longer do - and just gently do what I can. Every baby step helps. God bless you in your resolve!

Elizabeth said...

I hope you'll post your progress to encourage us. I think most of us could do more to be stewards of our bodies. I know I can. I have an autoimmune thyroid problem and my dh suffers from hereditary psoriasis, which is also a systemic autoimmune problem. So, I'll be excited to read about any things you do that help autoimmune issues.

~~Deby said...

I read this, thinking ..this is me....I have fibromyalgia and it has been affecting many things right now and yes admittedly I have been been using FOOD as my comforter...and it seems like then everything gets worse..ironic....
Browsing your blog this morning and enjoying it so much.
Deby