Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Body as a Temple

So there's a little shift in my life plans after this last weekend... I got a horrible infection in my intestine that left me feeling like I was going to die for... Well, way too many days! I was completely uncomfortable and miserable until last night when the antibiotics really kicked in and my tummy figured itself back out.
J and I in front of a Mayan Temple in Cancun after we got engaged!
This morning my mom and I were talking about the way my body can be so ravaged by the food that I eat... Then I got to thinking about 1 Corinthians 6:19-20:

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, 
whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 
Therefore honor God with your body." 

I have always chocked this up to sexual purity. But I have come to believe -just in the last couple of days- that God is also referring to the things that we put into our bodies, the way that we use them -whether for work or for recreation, the care we exhibit towards His gift of our physical being.

My temple is anti-dairy. My temple is very, very picky... In fact, my temple is very much a temple, in that you need to put in the purest and most wholesome of foods or it goes haywire. J's body is more like a waste management plant. He puts in what is delivered and it gets taken care of by his titanium tummy. Half of the things J puts into his very tolerant temple I would barely touch with a rubber glove on... Yet, he has no digestive issues. Why my God did I get such a picky body? Why does my temple require such diligence?

I believe it's because God knows I would love to eat and eat and eat with no thought about the calories or the way it makes my body feel or the way if may affect my weight. Thus, I get sick. He has equipped my temple with a very diligent screening system to assist in my lack of self control... And after four years of struggling, I finally got the message this morning!

What are you putting in your temple? 
Or maybe the bigger concern is how much are you putting in your temple at one time? 
(Hopefully your temple isn't nearly as choosy as mine!)

2 comments:

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

Unlike you, my temple did not come with a diligent screening system. Which means that I have to think carefully about what I'm eating. Cause I crave junk food like crazy. Yikes.

Hope you're feeling better!

caley-jade rosenberg said... Best Blogger Tips

My temple is very similiar as I have IBS and my tummy often reacts too. At least we now know...
Hope you are feeling better pretty lady x