Focus 40 Day 36: Extreme Living—Honoring God with Our Spirit
Prayer Focus: Pray to be a good steward of your finances – 2 Cor. 9:6-7
Extreme Living—Honoring God with Our Spirit
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; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
—1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (NIV)
OUR BODIES ARE MADE UP of three parts: the outside us, the inside us, and the “not” of us. The last two days we have looked at our physical bodies and our emotional and intellectual bodies. Today, let’s talk about the part of us that is not of us. When God breathed his very breath into our bodies, I believe that he was introducing his very body, Jesus Christ, into us. Throughout our Christian walk we have heard terms such as “the Jesus-shaped hole in your heart.” That hole has appeared because we have allowed sin to stop us from connecting to his Spirit, which was intended to reside in us.
Look around at the world that God created. Look around at the people he breathed life into, even if they don’t recognize or acknowledge it. Look around for where God’s Spirit is at work and find a way to join it. Take time to allow God’s Spirit in you to connect with his Spirit that is at work around you. This will honor him. This will excite him and you both. This will cause his Spirit to grow in you. This is how we grow closer to God and honor him.
God, today may I see you at work in the world around me. Help me to recognize you and to be intentional about laying down the unimportant things I do to make time for walking with your Spirit in your kingdom and in your will for my life. I want to honor you. Amen
Rev. Trey Oldham
Live Transformation Team Member and Pastor