Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

Is it ok to take care of yourself? Are you last on the list of people to care for? Do you feel selfish taking time to rest or workout or even get away for a day?

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple
and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?  ….. for God’s temple is sacred,
and you together are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NIV

Do you think of your body as sacred? Do you regard it with reverence? Have you dedicated or devoted your body to the service of God?

Based on this Truth, I’d say we need to be taking care of ourselves. But sometimes we forget we are important, sacred, useful for God’s purposes.

can you relate?

how's the inside of your temple?
























It’s hard to imagine this happening to a church building. It makes me want to find the person to blame or organize a crew to make the repairs this weekend! How does it make you feel?

So did you wake up today feeling like you look like this church on the inside and/or outside? Have you put yourself last one too many times?  Do you struggle with the truth that you are valuable to God, sacred?

The King (also your Creator) is enthralled with your beauty.
Honor Him for He is Lord. Psalm 45:11

How will you honor Him with your body, His temple?

Take time to talk to God about taking care of yourself. Ask Him for His perspective, wisdom, leadership, guidance, and help.

Stay tuned for “Taking Care of Yourself Part 2”. I’ll share inspiration for caring for your body, mind, and spirit as God’s sacred temple.

About Jennifer O. White

I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.