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Take Care of What God Has Given You

By Joyce Meyer



Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own….
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                  1 Corinthians 6:19




What if you went to a church and it was rundown? Peeling paint, broken doors, and smudged windows that didn’t let the light in? You’d wonder about the pastor, wouldn't you? The church is his instrument for celebrating the glory of God, yet if he doesn't respect the church enough to take the time to keep it in good condition, what does this say about his relationship with God?
The same question applies to your own body- taking care of the body God has given you is the most important kind of “home maintenance” you can do! Your body is the home of your spirit where God dwells. To do the work you were meant to do, you need to keep it in shape.
I still have to remind myself of this. Once I hurt my voice by specking in a seminar with an extremely store throat. That morning when I woke up, I knew I shouldn't speak, but I thought about the disappointment of the audience if I didn't  So I forced myself to speck, but the next day I could not make a sound. I couldn't continued, and I begin to worry. I finally went to the doctor, who told me I had damage my vocal cords. He said each time we push ourselves beyond reasonable limits, we do some damage, and if we do it too often, we get to a point where we can’t recover. He said it might reach a point where I could not tech at all if I did not respect my voice and take care of it.
I nearly jeopardized my entire public ministry! If I had permanently damage my voice, I would have wound up helping far fewer people and derailing my life’s calling. Now I’m more careful about protecting the tools I need to do God’s work- my voice, my mind, my heart, my emotions, and my body. Please take care of yourself so you can glorify God and do all that He has intended for you to do.

Trust in Him: How can you take better care of your body- the place where God dwells? Show God you love Him and trust Him by taking good care of your temple.

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God Made Us Unique Part 1

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderful made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27

Definition:
·Unique – being the only one
·Individual – Intended for one person
·Original – a work composed firsthand
·Different – partly or totally unlike in nature, form or quality


I love the word unique. We also have other words like:
·Individual
·Original
·Different


I prefer to use the word unique, because it stands out in my eyes. Can you even imagine if God made everybody the same? With the same favorite color, clothes styles, food etc. This world would be really boring. Thanks to God that He created everybody unique. When God created us He made us in detail. Like what size to make our head, ears, nose, eyes, mouth, and body. He also has chosen our skin, eyes, and hair color. He created much more, but my main point is He took the time to create everybody uni…