Some times in life we don’t really pay attention to something until it becomes a real problem and we have to confront it.
Sin in our daily lives can be a lot like this. Speeding on the highway is one I am guilty of. I get away with and after a while it becomes second nature to get on the road an just go as fast as I can. Sin has a was of sneaking into our lives and before we know it we are deeper and deeper till the point something happens and we hit bottom. Maybe it like ending up in jail for wreck-less driving and having you license suspended for a year. This recently happened to my brothers oldest son who is only 19.
It doesn’t have to be something that the law gets involved with, it can be in any area or our lives. From our finances to our health. Ignoring a problems usually only make them bigger and it is no different with sin.
This might not sound that serious, but my husband has had nasty yellow nails on his toes for the longest time. I have pestered him to get them checked out and he has just kept pushing it off. Yesterday he had 3 toe nails removed. If he’d just followed the Lords laws and taken care of his “temple” by simply using one of the natural nail fungus remedies he wouldn’t be in pain now. Something as simple as taking care of your nails and the rest of your body as God commands is an easy to avoid sin creeping to your life. Be mindful of what you are doing and life will be so much better in your quest to honor God.
have a blessed day!
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There has been a lot in the news lately about the gay and lesbian community. Personally I am not happy that our government seems to be doing all it can to make one group happy and treading over what our country was founded on. I could go on and on…and on and on. That’s not what I am here for today, but I wanted a share a little bit of a conversation I had with a good friend who I hadn’t seen in a long time.
After we were all caught on who has been doing what and going where the subject came up and I started going on and on. Well, my friend stopped me and simply asked me what I thought Jesus would if he came down here and saw me standing next to a gay person standing on the street. She then asked would he hug me or the gay person.
I was a little taken a back, but after thinking about it for a minute, I knew. Jesus would embrace a gay person the same way He’d embrace me. We are equal sinners in the eyes of the Lord.
John 1:12 – But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
So, even though I don’t like the lifestyle the homosexual community has, that doesn’t give me the right to shun them.
I have heard a good argument to that though, “well what if they wrong me?”
Luke 6:29 – If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.
So with that being said I have to go see the pharmacist about a yellow looking nail. I read I might have a nail fungus and hoping I can find something all natural to clear it. I read about Zeta Clear an all natural cure that will help in about a week.
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day!
So, there a ton of verses in the Bible that go over the topic of women submitting. But…BUT…it doesn’t stop there. There are just as many verses that go on to talk about a mans responsibility to his family and God.
One of my favorite verses covering this subject is:
1 Corinthians 7:4 –
For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.”
This says to me that there should be a give and take in a relationship that God is the center of. Yes, God has put the man as the leader of the household and yes, the women needs to submit to her husband as she would to God. Not everything is straight forward in the Bible and so much of it is left up to interpretation, but this passage really seems to spell out a give and take.
For instance in my own life, when I was struggling with losing weight I talked with my husband about the issue and we discussed options. When I had basically decided to start taking the diet pill Phen375, he didn’t freak out because it cost money. At the same time I didn’t just rush out and make a decision with money with out at least consulting my husband first. There was way I could hide buying this fat burning because you can only buy Phen375 online, so we agreed on it together.
We have had many “spirited” arguments over decisions, but we usually end in a compromise. Think about it…try compromise a little more in you relationship. You don’t have to be a door mat to make a compromise. Anyway just think about it! Have a blessed day!!!
The Bible does specifically talk about our bodies as temples of the Holy spirit. You can see this for your self in John Chapter 2 Verse 21 and in 1’st Corinthians Chapter 6 Verse 19.
So what does this mean? I may never know exactly God intended, but how I understand is it that we should do our best to keep our bodies clean inside and out. I do understand that some people believe that modern medicine has terrible side effects that can damage the body, but I do personally believe that God understands that sometimes to be healed we need to be smart (through free will) and go see doctors. These doctors might prescribe medication that may have adverse side effects, but that will help to cures of illness.
I do not believe that God will not judge us for taking a medication with nasty side effects that may damage our “temples”, but we need to be mindful of what we are putting in our bodies.
God did not say we could not eat French fries, but to many French fries will make us fat and can damage our hearts. God does not forbid us to drink alcohol, but warns us against abusing alcohol as well as it becoming a stumbling block for others. If we drink to much we will damage our bodies.
Basically what I am trying to say is that we need to be smart and take care of our bodies. I truly believe God wants us to be healthy so that we can glorify Him. Two years ago I was 70 pounds over weight (because of to many French fries and ice cream) and I knew it was effecting me. I knew my temple was not pleasing to Jesus and I had to do something about it.
It was really difficult in the beginning to get going. I was afraid to take a diet pill not because I was worried about what God may think, but did not want to damage my body any more than it already was. My church pastor who had lost 40 pounds recommended the natural diet pill Phen375. I am not going to go into a sales pitch here, but it was a great kick starter to my weight loss. I now feel that my body temple is more pleasing to our Lord and I continue to strive to make it better every day.
I just want you to think about what you can do to make your temple more pleasing to our Lord in your daily life. I love you and I pray for you! Have a blessed day!!!