The other morning I was just waking up and thinking about my day ahead. Somehow I began thinking about what a mess the house was and how much cleaning it needed. Then my mind wandered to how out of shape I am and the weight I have put on over the last two years or so. I was feeling a little discontent with both of these things and spent a few moments reflecting on changes that need to be made.
Suddenly - as clearly as someone speaking in my ear - came this thought. Often I have not been a very good steward of many of the things God has trusted to me. More often than I really care to think about.
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; ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19
My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Yet, quite frequently I have been treated it more like a food court at the mall. Just sitting around, stuffed with as much junk food as it could possible hold. Not exactly "temple" material there.
I have been making an effort to consider the many blessings the Lord provides to me, and to give thanks for those things. This showed me a whole new step in this process. I have to remember that just as John 3:27 says, "A person can receive only what is given them from heaven".
Everything is a gift from heaven, and I need to treat it accordingly. Whether that is taking better care of my health, doing my best to keep the house up, keeping my car cleaned out, or spending quality time with my family.
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' ~ Matthew 25:21