Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore, honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19
Now, last week we did the work of dedication, of consecrating ourselves to God. This week, we are going to get out of the way of the Holy of Holies and become people yielded to Christ and to His Holy Spirit inside us. Right? Right.
Yielding to the Spirit will cause us to follow in obedience more easily and more readily in the inner and outer courts. Meaning, the more you yield to the Spirit, the more you will honor and obey him in all areas of your life.
Come back to the concept of the priest leaving the Holy of Holies so that the glory of God could fall.
In what ways do you need to remove yourself from the throne room?
In what ways do you take control of your body that might be His job to lead and guide you?
Consider again the magnitude of the original temple and the indescribable honor to have God come down on in and in it. This is how I want you to view yourself: a vessel, a house, a place where God's Spirit has descended.
In light of this, how do you need to respond?
What does this do to your thoughts about yourself?
This is where we begin. This is where change starts. Not just for body image, but for all things. Having our lives dedicated to God will, in turn, affect everything We're focusing on body image, so think of ways you could see that playing out.
How could you see your view on body image/health change if ruled by the Spirit?