Daniel Fast – Rely On God

Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

During your time on earth, you’re only going to have one body and one mind. Although you may feel well and good right now, your body and mind need to last a lifetime, so take good care of both. Let’s focus on the body for a moment. Your body is not evil. Your body is a holy vessel that houses the Spirit of God. As stated in 1 Corinthians 6:19, your body is on loan, and it doesn’t belong to you. You were bought with a price, meaning that God has invested a great deal into you, so make good on his investment.

1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “garbage in and garbage out.” Whatever you put into any system, it will produce similar results. Your body is no different. You may be well-meaning and enthusiastic in your desire to serve God but if you are running on the wrong fuel or break down how much good can you produce? How effective will you be? 1 Corinthians 6:12 says “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” In other words, just because it’s convenient to have donuts in the morning, french fries for lunch and pizza for dinner doesn’t mean you should. The Apostle Paul says, “I will not be brought under the power of any” because he is relying on the power of the Holy Spirit to help him do what is right and good.  That’s why it’s so important to pray, fast and read. It keeps us connected to God’s strength and power.

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

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