Proverbs 27:1

Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Yesterday my wife and I found out that a friend of ours who lived on our property and was homeless had passed away. We knew he was having heart issues, but to our knowledge, he had been going to the doctor regularly to fix these issues. It makes you sit here and think about the direction that you’re heading. I have been dealing with heart issues, and it’s been a struggle. I love to eat all kinds of foods, but I’m kind of lazy about grabbing something when I’m at work. Pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, and burritos are my go-to. But I had a stent put in a couple of years ago, and I have wanted to change my diet and physical activity. More often than not, we don’t recognize the things we put in our bodies. We grab and go, especially in my case. But our bodies are just on lease. These don’t belong to us. 1 Corinthians 6:19 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; I am going to be a lot more prayerful and conscious about what I place into my body, not only for my family’s sake but most of all for God. So if you were packing your lunch this morning, please take a minute and notice if you are packing something healthy, something pleasing to the Holy Spirit. I challenge you today to treat your body more like the temple it’s meant to be. Think before you purchase and place something into your mouth that could potentially be harmful. Please join me in prayer. Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing us these temporary bodies to be a vessel for your Holy Spirit. Please help us to make the right decisions today on things that we purchase and ingest into our bodies. Not just with food, Heavenly Father, but also with negative things we look at or hear throughout the day. Thank you for being with us, in us, and around us; in Jesus name amen!

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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