In the midst of all the busyness of life, I have found myself contemplating quite often that I do not live out of the place and mindset that God wants me to. Physically speaking, I know that I am not taking care of my body the way that God would desire. I am also not relying on him to help me. If I keep thinking I can do it on my own, I am setting myself up for failure. I like food and hate exercising way too much to have any success at getting in shape. Viewing my body as God's temple and dwelling place helps me to realize that I am taking care of something that is actually important to God.
There are also those times when I know that I am not viewing situations properly from a biblical standpoint and not allowing God to shape and control my thoughts. When that happens, my fleshly anxiety and worry take over. Guess what - I then tend to eat to comfort my anxiety and worry and the roller-coaster ride continues. I know that the Word of God is true and powerful and there is not other place that I would want to turn for truth and direction.
My memory verse for this time around seems to fit well with both of those places:
1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV) Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
Praise God for the victorious living that comes from living under His authority and power.