Do you not know that your body is the 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.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
A Temple of Truth
Her prayer’s passion is not to be
a whitewashed tomb that others see
nor a temporal temple that’s fading fast
or a clapboard chapel not made to last
The sinner’s song that she doth sing
is Amazing Grace before her King
Her heart’s altar is washed with red –
the color that her dear Savior bled
Her deepest desire is that she’d grow
so like her Lord that it would show
within her eyes and upon her lips
to draw others nigh his precious gift
Not a closed down church with empty pews
But a heart overflowing with Good News
To any and all that are brought her way
that she’d be a temple of his Spirit each day.
I’m not very good at attending church in a stoic fashion.
My eyes tend to well up with tears during praise and worship time,
and my cheeks burn with guilt when a sermon touches my heart.
It is so hard not to shout out with joy when I remember that I am saved
and that He has no plans of abandoning the project he’s begun in me.
My life before walking with Christ was, to put it bluntly–stupid.
Faith is real and personal to me.
I didn’t inherit it from my non-church parents.
It’s not a game.
I’m in it for keeps and have lost some old friends
and have been abandoned by some family members.
Jesus is my all in all.
I love much, because I’ve been forgiven much.
Temple of Truth Blessings ~ Wendy
Dear Living Lord,
I have no regrets to have lost my old life and, now, to be found in You.
My heart beats because of your healing hand upon me.
Shine through the cracks of my old shattered life
and be glorified in this temple of your making.
Love from one alive in You.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.
No parking in the past ~ because you’ll be towed away by discouragement.
This is so beautiful Wendy! Such a wonderful reminder of how blessed I am as well to have Christ as my savior and new life with Him every day. He is worth giving up everything in this world for because nothing can compare to the joy and peace we have in our relationship with Him. Be blessed!
Thank you, Anna! I agree that nothing compares with the joy of the Lord.
Very Nice! I’ve been considering that first verse you quoted as I am working on a Father’s Day tribute to my dad in his quest to help those around him live healthier lives and honor their bodies as a temple for the Lord.
It sounds like you have a very special dad, Jen. 🙂
Thank you for this reminder that “the church” – you and I – isn’t about herself, but about her blessed Lord.
Thanks, also, for the second part of this post. I have a time-share in the past and still spend too much time there. I saw a wonderful entry on my fb page the other day: “don’t build today with the broken fragments of yesterday.”
Thanks again, my sister.
Von, I love how you said “time-share in the past.” 🙂
Thanks so much for always having God’s Word for us! Thanks for reminding me not to park in the past!!! You have been a blessing to me today 🙂
Heidi, I’m glad if I can return the blessing that your blog and your comments are to me.