Being a gracious host…

1 Corinthians 6:19 “Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God.”

Our body is God’s dwelling place. It’s an enormous thought, right? And it’s not just a thought, it is reality. The maker of the Heavens and Earth lives in you. What would we do in our homes if God called us one day and asked if he could come over for dinner? If you are anything like me, my house stays just tidy enough, until I am expecting company. I have even been known to organize a get-together at my house, just to motivate myself to clean the place up. I make sure the toilets are scrubbed, the floors are vacuumed, and anything that might house dust has been thoroughly wiped down with lemon-scented furniture polish. Why do we go to such extremes? None of my friends ever come over, ready to inspect my home, dawning white gloves and a magnifying glass, yet I don’t want anyone to feel like I haven’t taken the extra time to honor their arrival. I want my house to look nice for them, I want the food to taste great, and I want my guests to be pleased with my hosting capabilities. The greatest host we can be; although the title we may neglect the most, is that we are the host of the One True King, in our own bodies. We are a host to the greatest power in all of existence, and we can tap into that power at any time we please; although, our Holy Guest would prefer us to stay firmly connected at all times. We are a host to the most valuable and esteemed Guest but we fail to act with our earthly bodies as we would when expecting any ordinary person into our homes.

My prayer is that we learn just how powerful our God is. I want you and I to understand that His potential is unimaginable and His plan for our lives is unfathomable. I want us to know that your earthly body is the host of the great I AM and I want us to equip ourselves with tools for how to honor that host (our earthly body).

Can I just devote this new blog to that?  Amen and Hallelujah!

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