“Honor the Lord with your body” (I Corinthians 6:20).
The Scripture says that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to honor the Lord with our bodies. How do you do that? You take care of it. You respect it. You treat it as valuable. You use your body to bring Him glory. When you stand strong against temptation, you are honoring the Lord with your body.
When you take care of yourself by eating properly and getting enough sleep, you are honoring the Lord with your body. You are saying, “Lord, thank You for this gift of life. I am choosing to take care of myself so that I can serve You with my whole heart, mind, and strength.” Remember to honor the Lord by taking care of your body.
Enjoy the treasures of the season, but don’t allow the hustle and bustle of the season to rob you from simply enjoying the blessing of your friends, family, and loved ones. As you honor the Lord with your body, you will be strengthened and empowered by His peace. You’ll be able to stand against temptation and walk in love all the days of your life!
GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!!!!!
Once upon a time there was this
girl who had four boyfriends.
She loved the 4th boyfriend the
most & adorned him with rich
robes & treated him to the finest
of delicacies. She gave him nothing
but the best.
She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very
much & was always showing him off
to neighboring kingdoms. However,
she feared that one day he would leave
her for another.
She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He
was her confidant & was always kind, considerate & patient with her. When-
ever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, & he would help her get through the difficult times.
The girl's 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner & had made great contributions
in maintaining her wealth & kingdom. However, she did not love the first
boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply,
she hardly took notice of him!
One day, the girl fell ill & she knew her
time was short. She thought of her
luxurious life & wondered, I now have
four boyfriends with me, but when I die,
I'll be all alone.'
Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, 'I
loved you the most, endowed you with
the finest clothing & showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you
follow me & keep me company?'
'No way!' replied the 4th boyfriend, & he walked away without another word.
His answer cut like a sharp knife
right into her heart.
The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend,
'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me & keep me company?'
'No!', replied the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!'
Her heart sank & turned cold.
She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I
have always turned to you for help &
you've always been there for me. When
I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'
'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied the 2nd boyfriend. 'At the very
most, I can only walk with you to your
His answer struck her like a bolt of
lightning, & the girl was devastated.
Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you.
I'll follow you no matter where you go.'
The girl looked up, & there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition & neglect.
Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should
have taken much better care of you
when I had the chance!'
In truth, you have 4 boyfriends
in your lives:
Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.
Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth. When you die, it will
all go to others.
Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.
And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.
However, your Soul is the only thing that
will follow you where ever you go.
Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now,
for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God & continue with
you throughout Eternity.
Thought for the day:
Remember, when the world pushes
you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
:o)) I am a Christ Following Rastafari Sister...a Christ based (as His Majesty was also Christian) Rastafari who upholds Jesus as God and King and thanks His Majesty for pointing us in the correct way...as what His Majesty declared during his interview with Oswald Hoffman during Christmas in 1968 reveals his great adoration of our Lord and Savior Jesus...Oswald Hoffman Asks:"Your Imperial Majesty, what is it that makes you want to follow Jesus Christ?
H.I.M.: When Jesus Christ was born from Virgin Mary, from that time on He lived an exemplary life, a life which men everywhere must emulate. This life and the faith which He has taught us assures us of salvation, assures us also of harmony and good life upon earth. Because of the exemplary character of the life of Jesus Christ it is necessary that all men do their maximum in their human efforts to see to it that they approximate as much as they can the good example that has been set by HIM.
It's quite true that there is no perfection in humanity. From time to time we make mistakes. We do commit sins, but even as we do that, deep in our hearts as Christians we know we have a chance of forgiveness from the Almighty. He taught us that all men are equal regardless of sex, their national origin and tribe. And He also taught us all who seek HIM shall find HIM. To live in this healthy life, a Christian life, is what makes me follow Jesus Christ.
Dr. Hoffman: Your Imperial Majesty, what advice would you give a person who is considering the claims of Christ, perhaps for the first time?
H.I.M.: I would tell a person who was considering the claim of Christ for the first time that it is necessary to have faith in the Almighty, that it is necessary to have love, and that it is necessary to conduct oneself in a manner that we have been taught to do in the Bible.
I would also advise him to seek the secular knowledge, for the more one knows the more he realises the need for a prime mover, the need for a Creator, a Creator who is good, and the need for salvation and also for peaceful life upon earth.
I would also tell him to learn and to think for himself the ways he would serve the Lord. In this thought and in this undertaking of his he will inevitably find the way of serving his fellow men. For his faith would then be manifested by His conduct. If Christians behave in this way, if we dedicate ourselves to this fundamental task, then we will have a peaceful world and will be assured of not transgressing against the will and the Commandments of God.
Dr. Hoffman: Your Imperial Majesty, are there any incidents in your life which stand in your memory as times when faith in Christ sustained you?
H.I.M.: There are many instances in my life where the belief in The Almighty and the Christian Faith have sustained me, times of troubles and difficulties. No matter what may befall a human being he can always succeed in overcoming it in time if he has the strength of faith and praise to God, for inevitably He comes to the assistance of those that believe in HIM and those that through their work live an exemplary life.
This goes not only for Christians in my view, but for all men. I think God communicates with those that find themselves in misfortune. In particular, when my country Ethiopia was invaded by aliens several years ago I was sustained in that period by my faith in God and in the abiding belief that justice, however it may take time, will ultimately prevail.
If I did not have faith in The Almighty and in His Righteousness and that justice inevitable prevails, then I would have lost hope and thus the interests of my country would have been ignored. Because I attempted to maintain my faith in HIM and because all Ethiopians maintained their faith in the ultimate goodness of the world and in the grand design that The Almighty has for all men in the world, we were able to victoriously re-enter our country and rid ourselves of evil forces.
If I did not have in my heart the love of God I don't think I would have acted in a manner that I did. The love of God brings a sense of religiousness in a human being, it gives him comfort for the future and assurance that right cause will ultimately prevail."
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most
High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and
my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
( Psalms 91:1-2 * NIV )
God has promised us; As a mother comforts her
child, so will I comfort you. ( Isaiah 66:13 )
Therefore never doubt, instead put all of your trust in Him.
The following poem sums it up best. I hope that you will
** I know He is the beginning, so why do I worry about the end?
** I know He is the creator, so why do I wonder who will destroy?
** I know He has forgiven me, so why can't I forgive myself?
** I know He is a healer, so why do I speak of sickness?
** I know He can do all things, so why do I say I can't?
** I know He will protect me, so why do I fear?
** I know He will supply all my needs, so why can't I wait?
** I know He is my strength and my salvation, so why do I feel weak?
** I know that everything and everyone has a season, so why when
someone's season is over do I weep instead of rejoice?
** I know He is the right way, so why do I go the wrong way?
** I know He is the light, so why do I choose to walk in darkness?
** I know that whatever I ask of GOD, GOD will give me,
so why am I scared to ask?
** I know tomorrow is not promised, so why do I put off
for tomorrow what I can do today?
** I know that the truth shall make me free, so
why do I continue to lie?
** I know He gives us revelation, knowledge and
understanding, so why do I lean on my own understanding?
** I know I should live in the spirit as well as walk in the spirit,
so why do I choose to live in the spirit but walk in the flesh?
** I know that when praises go up, blessings come down,
so why do I refuse to praise Him?
** I know I am saved, so why do I refuse the word He has given me?
** I know He has a plan for me, so why am I rushing it because
** I am eager to do His will, when it is His time not my time?
May your unfailing love rest upon us,
O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
( Psalms 33:22 *NIV )
BLESSINGS MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST,
God's love for each one of us is tremendous indeed! For
every child of His is very important to Him! So today I will share
with you something that one of our Sister's sent to me this week.
It speaks of God's Tremendous love for each of us.
To you, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST...
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He listens.
He can live anywhere in the Universe, but He chose your heart.
Now God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without
sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the
day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
So face it, SAINTS, He is crazy about you!
Therefore let us; Give thenks to the Lord, for He is
good; His love endures forever! Amen.
( 1 CHRONICLES 16:34 )