Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
In a certain office building, it is not uncommon to hear excited whispers in the halls on Thursday mornings. There, Thursdays have practically become weekly holidays, days to look forward to, a bright spot of expectation in an otherwise ordinary work week. You see, Thursday is the day on which lunch is catered by the culinary genius known only as “The Taco Guy.” Nobody leaves work hungry on Thursdays.
However, there are those who wince at the thought of such a fine spread of food. The problem for these unfortunates is that they do not trust their self-control when presented with such a plentiful buffet. Rather than making wise decisions in preparing their lunch plates, they either pile on as much food as possible or avoid the cafeteria altogether.
Does wisdom offer a better solution? Is there not a “middle ground” by which one can enjoy the feast and yet maintain a healthy diet? Scripture clearly teaches that the body is the temple of God’s Holy Spirit; cramming tacos, fajitas, sour cream, and salsa into every nook and cranny of that temple is unwise, because that misuses both the body and the wonderful gift of food that God has provided.
Pray for wisdom in maintaining a healthy lifestyle so you can achieve success mentally, spiritually, and physically. Do not deny yourself the occasional indulgence, but be wary of unhealthy habits. Your body is God’s temple; fuel it with that which will keep your temple functioning properly for a long as possible.
Lord, I realize my body is Your temple. Help me maintain a healthy lifestyle so I can successfully fulfill Your purpose for my life.