Monday, September 7, 2009

Keys To Godly Body Image Week 2-- Dedication!

Ummm, sorry, it's so not shorter than the first week. It's about 7 min. So, I lied. There, now you know. :)

Keys to Godly Body Image---Dedication from Natalie Witcher on Vimeo.


Dedication. Any thoughts? Any ideas on how you can dedicate your temple to God? What does that look like for you personally?

Here's a great prayer to use that Solomon used when he built the temple:

2 Chronicles 6:19-21

Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence. May your eyes be open toward this temple day and night, this place of which you said you would put your Name there. May you hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place. Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive.

Remember, YOU are the temple of God, and having a statement like this will help you stay focused on the things of God and not the things of the world. Remember, Solomon built the temple for one purpose, God's glory. If we keep this our purpose, we will find that much of our perspective will change.

You might start eating differently. You might do different things. Maybe you turn off the TV more often. Get out and walk. Whatever it looks like for you, you will be different. You will learn to honor yourself more and your physical body if you have a clear understanding concerning your temple as Solomon did the one he built.

God's glory.

If this is our focus, what changes can we make? In what ways does this inspire you to reconsider how you look at yourself?

Be like Abraham: offer yourself as a sacrafice

Be like Araunah: offer yourself freely to be used by God

Be like David: humble yourself and repent. Make it cost you something.

Be like Solomon: dedicate yourself to the renewal of your temple from the inside out.

Now, offer your own prayer of dedication.

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