The Corinthian people had a low view of the body. They believed that it was unimportant and even described it as a tomb in which the soul is incarcerated. But the viewpoint of Scripture is crystal clear: Your body is the temple of the living God.
Read | 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
The world’s primary interest in the body is how it looks on the outside: How can it be shaped differently? How can it become more attractive or gain more attention? Regrettably, by worldly standards, success is often dependent on the condition of our bodies.
In contrast, how do you think God views the human body? Do you believe that He is interested only in the soul and spirit, or would you expect Him to also be concerned about our physical bodies?
Despite many popular misconceptions, the Lord is deeply concerned about our human bodies. In today’s passage, Paul confirms this truth when he writes, “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you.” Again, in 2 Corinthians 6:16, the apostle describes the human body as the temple of God. The context of this passage reveals many of the same errors in thinking that are common today. The Corinthian people had a low view of the body. They believed that it was unimportant and even described it as a tomb in which the soul is incarcerated.
Paul’s response is dynamic. He essentially cries out, “No! The body is not a tomb—it is a temple!” It merits our respect and esteem in the same way that the most holy place of worship deserves upkeep.
The viewpoint of Scripture is crystal clear: Your body is the temple of the living God. This should say something to you about its value and the way you ought to treat it. Furthermore, you should take God’s words as a warning against abusing, misusing, or ignoring your own body.
Taken from In Touch Ministries by Dr Charles Stanley
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This needs to be clear!
Use a visible picture of you in the profile picture section to represent you on Facebook.
Use the Cover Picture for everything else. (Cats, dogs, flowers, symbols, babies, food etc)
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You cannot be a dog today, a baby tomorrow and a symbol another day and then a plate of food for next week and faceless next month.
You must make up your mind and find one picture that you like and use it to represent you.
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This had dropped into my spirit … The race is not for the swift but for the one who endureth to the end. Nevertheless, what caught my attention is the word ENDURETH.
To ENDURE means to suffer something painful.
To hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo; to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate: (Ecc 9.11.) The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all. Paul said,” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”(2 Tim.4:7)
Good morning God’s people, I feel compelled this morning to encourage you and to emphasize the importance of staying in this Christian race.
This race is not a Relay, it is not a Sprint, nor a short Distant neither is it a long Distant.
You do not have to lift weights; you only have to cast off the “weights” that can easily beset you.
Furthermore, the only training you have to do is for you to follow exactly what the trainer – JESUS, tells you.
• Pray without ceasing.
• Seek ye first the Kingdom of GOD.
• Casting all cares upon Him, He will sustain you.
You do not need your feet for this race. You only need the Holy Spirit. Alleluia!
Do you feel like quitting the Christian Race?
Has your circumstances caused you to want to quit on God?
God is calling you to remain faithful in this race. Be encouraged, He is right there with you, even when your circumstances may say He is not. We are living in a time where the bible declares, “The days are evil”, because of all the distractions, that is the economy, unemployment, suffering, lack of faith, love for self and money, self-dependency and many other things.
If you are, feeling discouraged and faced with the desire to quit the Christian race. Remember this race is neither for the swift nor the strong, but to those who endure to the end.
(Philippians 3:14 – ) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Run this race with patience that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Be willing to endure trials and temptations, knowing that they only come just to make us strong. Stay in the race, keep a steady pace, keep your eyes on Jesus, and you will finish.
STAY IN THE RACE!
Lord, I thank you for helping me to gain the proper knowledge and understanding on what it means to “stay in the race”. I was drifting but God my strength is made perfect in you and you are my joy giver. Thank you for bringing me back to the correct centering to keep my eyes on you and to walk in the spirit.
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In our journey on this narrow road we will come across road blocks in many different shapes and colors. Let us be encouraged that Jesus has already gone before us and made the crooked path straight. Thus what we see before us is nothing but a camouflage. However, if we take our eyes off Jesus for a second and lose our foot hole, let us not worry but look up to the hill (Jesus Christ) from where our help comes from. And don’t even worry about the few minutes we think we lost during that time we took our eyes off Him. As one writer puts it “time as we know it, presents no boundaries to the One who created it”, just continue where you left off, smile!
Let us continue to encourage each other on this journey and we pray that God will bring to our remembrance always that we are our brother’s keeper. Let us continue to pray for each other around the globe, seek God and pursue Him and have Him direct us as to how we should pray and for whom.
And let us not be too quick to judge but instead to overcome evil with LOVE.
- I Insist That You Persist! (hispresentgrace.wordpress.com)
- May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (richardangulo.wordpress.com)
- You Have Power of Attorney (upliftingchrist.wordpress.com)
- Jesus’ Ultimate Desire for You – John 17:24 (2cherish2commend.wordpress.com)
- Learning to love like Jesus – Why? (2cherish2commend.wordpress.com)
Luke 18:1-8 (NIV) “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town that kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary….”
The purpose of Prayer Works Café was born out of the passion to pray. I grew up praying and therefore my life is built on the foundation of prayer. Prayer is a heart communication between man and God.
This is a vital part of a believer’s development. Talking to God can be compared to a conversation with man. The enemy has created several lies around who can and should pray.
The difference between praying to God is that you can be totally candid and through the Holy Spirit over a period of time the conversation will be developed from perhaps one word to several words.
Another dimension can be from words to praying scriptures. Meaning, the Holy Spirit helps with building a spiritual or a supernatural vocabulary. He teaches on what to pray, how to pray and develop a sensitivity around when to pray.
Listening is a key component of praying. Like any conversation there is a messenger and the recipient; this role is interchangeable for the duration of the conversation.
The same is with prayer. We pray and we should be listening to hear what God has to say.
Who should pray?
Hebrews 4:16 (KJV) “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
The only condition in this command is to “…come boldly…” Therefore anyone and everyone should pray. God is very much interested in our prayers. Sometimes He answers immediately and at other times there is a waiting process.
Following the format of the Lord’s Prayer works greatly. Matthew 6:13-19
- Acknowledge The Lord (Call Him by name, He is our Father)
- Praise His Name (Offer Praises to God)
- Pray for his will to happen
- Ask for what you need, be specific
- Ask for his leading
- Pray for his deliverance
- End with more praise
When to pray
This is a command which means pray always. Therefore we are to be praying every time, everywhere, and anytime. Pray constantly! It’s limitless!
It is important for us to develop a healthy habit to communicate with God on a consistent basis. Prayer is a tool which is used in warfare against the devil.
No prayer and the believer die spiritually, more prayer and the believer steps into a deeper depth, and higher heights with God.
Through prayer a covenant relationship is created with God and man. “A prayer-less Believer is a powerless Believer.”
- God Honors Consistent Prayer (prayerworkscafe.org)
- I Insist That You Persist! (hispresentgrace.wordpress.com)
- The Most Joyful Day in my Life (prayerworkscafe.org)
- 15 Tips To Help Your Prayer Life (marysaggies.blogspot.com)
- How Should I Pray? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- A friend prayed without ceasing – 40 years later she learned of miracles (possesshispromises.com)
- prayer request and breavement Terry goopiegirl2/9-17-12 (prayerboardjesusmyjoy.wordpress.com)
- Prayer For You Today 11/4/2012 (promisebook.net)
- Sermon Notes: Why We Pray (faithinspires.wordpress.com)
- How Can Apostle Paul Pray for Us? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
How to keep the engagement going on social media?
Be consistent with your postings. For example post something daily, weekly or biweekly. By doing this you are creating a pattern for you audience to follow. They will know that daily, weekly or bi-weekly you have a fresh post and they will come out in full force to like it and leave their comments. Make sure the gap between post is reasonable and not too lengthy.
On the other hand when there is no set pattern they come and there is nothing fresh, they go somewhere else. The momentum is broken and the engagement dies.
Another thing is to keep the conversation going if someone leaves a comment, respond to the comment and use the person’s name.
This creates engagement and everyone likes to feel and be accepted. No one likes to be ignored. The principle is the same as when you are meeting someone for the first time and when you are in a conversation with someone.
You welcome and you respond. You welcome new followers and you respond to their likes and comments. Take it a step further, see their page and leave
Give space between you and the person. Be polite, examine your words carefully. Be encouraging. Listen! Say
I’ll say more about that later.