1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NASB): Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
We live amidst a culture that is all about “me”. We want others to know our most random thoughts and we often feel compelled to share the most insignificant and random details of our lives. We value “me” time and we don’t want to be bothered by anything that disrupts our day, especially when our carefully planned day is altered in any way. We don’t stop to notice others around us that are hurting or that carry heavy burdens that desperately need lifting. We don’t take the time to notice because we are so inwardly focused only on self.
If we could only focus on the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made on the cross on our behalf, I believe that we would think less of ourselves and more about others. Are you praying for God to make your day comfortable and easy, or do you pray for God to place someone in your life that needs to be encouraged or just simply listened to? We rush through each day without thinking about others around us because we are too focused on our own needs and concerns. What would happen if we used our “body” to allow the Holy Spirit to completely transform us and lead us to places that we would not otherwise choose to go? What better way to glorify God than to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us each day.
Our time that we are given to live on this earth is not our own, it is a gift from God. We must therefore use the time wisely that God has given us in service to his kingdom. And what better way can we serve God but to lead people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, our savior and redeemer. In a world full of uncertainty, why would anyone not want to secure their eternal future and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior? Live out your life as a believer in such a way that others begin to wonder and question why you believe in the risen Christ. Allow the indescribable power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in you to lead others to Christ. Every moment of our time here on earth is simply a gift from God. Pray for the incredible power of the Holy Spirit, living in you, to empower you in glorifying God in all that you do.