Where does God live?

Good morning!

Undoubtedly there are many studies surrounding this topic. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on it, a simple analogy you could say. 

This morning I was praying and I asked God to forgive me for not caring enough about my body, which is His temple. 

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit …”

1 Corinthians 6:19

I had a really really bad flare of bursitis this week and found out tomatoes can add to the issue.  But I love tomatoes!

I Love Tomatoes Photograph by Sharon Talson

Who loves that uncomfortable bloated feeling after eating too much junk food? Sure, it’s delicious while it’s going down, but after filling up on those apple pies you are usually left with that miserable feeling of regret.

Apple pie from short pastry in the home kitchen. Pieces of half-eaten pie  on a table. Homemade baking. — Stock Video © Milkare #195359230

Here are others things I experience when I’m eating these types of foods…

  • Reduced clarity of thought
  • Decreased energy
  • Altered attitude, which can affect my work ethics
  • Inability to make good decisions

I was thinking this morning about how much I should be aware of what’s going into this temple of mine, and my husband’s as well! 

Just as our mouths can become gates through which we allow unhealthy foods to enter our bodies, negative junk can enter our hearts, minds, and spirits through our eyes and ears if we let them. In the same way that unhealthy foods attacks our body, ungodly sights and sounds can and will do damage to our soul.  

So, is that the only reason we shouldn’t allow junk to enter our body or our minds? No, it’s because THAT is where God lives! Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within us.

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Jesus also referred to Himself as a temple.

“Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.””

‭‭John‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬

We are so incredibly precious to God. His ways and statutes are only for our good. Everything the Lord commands is out of pure love for His children. So we need to understand that God’s holy standards can and ought to be trusted and obeyed.

Jesus became the precious offering for all of our sins, past, present, and future! He paid for all of our moral and spiritual debts. If and when we fully understand and accept this truth, we will begin to look at our bodies and our souls differently and we will NEVER be the same. We will strive to become healthier both physically and spiritually.

If we have Christ as our King, then He lives within us and we become the temples of the Holy Spirit. Awesome! right?   

“Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

Acts 17:29–31

God deserves our trust. He is our never failing Father who lives with and IN us!   

9 thoughts on “Where does God live?

  1. jomari65

    How will we have this truth change us? to imagine that God lives in us, and we pollute it many ways by what we see, (eyes), hear (ears) and what we eat or what comes out of our mouths. Lord help us! Once again, I’m grateful for your willingness to share your thoughts with others, where it can be pondered and eventually acted on. God continue to use you for His Glory. I love the pic of Mike and the boys…so precious!

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  2. 1magemaker

    Beautiful perspective on the body. It is so true. We consist of three parts. Mind, body and soul which is a gift to us from the Lord. We must cherish and protect all three which makes us whole.

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      1. Jacqueline Vilardo

        Bless you Diane. Thank you for your love and so glad you are encouraged!

        Yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made!!

        Hugs!!!

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  3. I agree. Taking care of our health, physically and spiritually, matters to God. Now that I am older, I tend to understand these matters more. Eating the right kind of foods and not relishing on the junks is a serious matter and it is part of glorifying God.

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    1. Jacqueline Vilardo

      Yes. Amen. He has provided for us such beautiful foods. I suppose since He created us… He knows best. Lol. But just like all other ways the enemy works against us. The world has created bad foods that are so good going down but brings death.
      Thank God for His grace and understanding to help us keep going after wrong choices.
      I just want to have carefree Pizza in Heaven. Lol. Blessings. 🍕🍕🍕

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