I have a confession to make; I have been neglecting my meditation time with God/Jesus for over a month. I let my pain; discomfort, distractions, and being plain old miserable dictate the peace and comfort I receive from reading my daily devotionals in my Amplified Bible and “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. After speaking with sister and then having the loss of things that distracted me I went back and these two scriptures jumped out at me.
1 Corinthians 6:19
“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.”
Proverbs 3: 5-6
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight and understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.”
1 Corinthians 6:19 talks about your body being a temple and I have been struggling with taking care of my temple and thinking about what that means and looks like for someone who has a disease and who uses food to comfort herself when things go wary. I struggle with a food addiction; therefore, I struggle all the time with relying on God and trusting in him to get me through the pitfalls of swellings, mucus sickness’, and other discomforts of my life. If I were to love my temple, that God is dwelling in, then I would drink the 3 quarts of water a day to maintain my kidneys and hydrate the body so that I can do the assignments that I am presented with instead of hiding in the confines of my apartment. I am doing a lot better, I am reaching out in my community of my apartment building, but I know that doing Healing Voices is what my true calling is, showing people that they still have a voice when it isn’t working correctly for them and to show them that they are still valuable and capable of far more than they think they are. It has been my assignment since I was a kid. I have known this for a long time, but fears have gotten in the way and giant obstacles of making poor decisions in my youth stopped me from starting my assignment until I was older. I am ready to step into that role, in whatever capacity I am able to. In Proverbs, God says that He will make direct and plain our path and I believe he will. He has given me the idea/vision and I have started the list of negative thoughts and I am getting inspired by the very community that I am aiming to aide.
I have found that talking it out with those that I have built a firm foundation of relationship with God will use them to give me the insight and wisdom that I am needing to accomplish what I am needing to get done. I am reminded of this after having a conversation with my sister about her own reading of her devotional, the same one I am reading, in fact, she is the one who gave me “Jesus Calling” a few months back. I am going back to the basics and my journey for 2014 is going back to the basics and wellness in all manners of my life. I am thankful for the reminder.