Let’s begin on a genuine note: You are beautiful. Every piece of you was created with a purpose and out of love by God. Your body is a holy temple containing internal and external designs needed for your God given destiny.
A temple can be categorized into three parts: mind, body, and soul. These three parts of you determine your health physically and sociologically. This blog will be about taking care of your temple for God; in this way, you are letting God provide your strength, not gain your own empowerment. Hence why this blog is called Divine Splendor. Divine means “from God” and Splendor is defined as beauty, elegance, grace, and magnificence. Indeed, God made you so that you reflect him and his magnificence. From God, you have beauty that shines in all directions for all to see.
There is a quote by Rick Warren that inspires me to take care of my temple for Jesus: “God created it. Jesus died for it. The spirit lives in it. I’d better take care of it.” I love the way he simply breaks it down to say I take care of myself because this mind, body, and soul is worthy of being holy. Taking care of ourselves enables us to become closer to Christ. There is something about purifying one’s mind of toxic thoughts, body of toxic habits, and soul of toxic bearings that leads us to power and freedom. The poisonous mannerisms in our lives can smother our desires for God’s enduring love. God wants to renew us into something more than what we used to be. With Him we can reach our highest point, a point beyond what we did not know existed.
So let’s take on this journey together of inviting God into essentially every aspect of our lives, since everything around us, everything we do effects our mind body and soul.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples 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 bodies.” -1 Corinthians 6:19-20