Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. Corinthians 1:6;19-20
Honor God with your body. This means healthy eating and exercising and being happy with what God gave you and taking care of it, all things which I am guilty of neglecting. I was never raised in a family with negative body image. No one ever said anyone was fat, or had bad hair. People were lifted up not brought down. I am thankful for that and I watch carefully what I say around my kids because I don’t want them to think negatively about themselves. But I sometimes wish I would be more conscious about being in shape or worrying about my body. I know God loves me and that doing good to others can be done whether you are heavy or not. But I also feel guilty for letting it get to this. One look at my temple and you’ll think that there is nothing happy going on here. I keep thinking of the John Mayer song your body is a wonderland. Is this where the change happens? Is this where faith comes in? Can I manage to make this change? I hope so.