Daily Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Today is weigh in day. I know, I know. I dread it, too. But, it’s time to step on the scale and see our results after a week in this challenge. We won’t be doing measurements today – that won’t happen again until our final weigh in day. (In 3 more weeks.)
Now that you’ve stepped on the scale, and you’re either off to a really great start or wondering what in the world you’re doing wrong, let’s talk about the Scripture of the day.
I love these verses.
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
It’s not a long passage of Scripture, but it sure is full of goodness!
Our body is a temple, ladies, a temple that belongs to the One who loves us most. The One who gave His life for us. That’s the “price” we were bought with – the life of our Savior. That’s quite a price! Shouldn’t we be a little more careful about how we take care of our body?
Today, as you prepare to start the second week, don’t forget why you’re doing this. It’s not to gain the attention of man, (although, you will get lots of praise and support from me!), but it’s to glorify our Savior. To show people how He can transform our lives from the inside out. How He can take our desires for more food, terrible food, and turn it into a strong desire for Him instead.
It’s not a long challenge today, but I would encourage you to either memorize these scriptures, put them on a post it note and hang it on your mirror, and/or underline it in your Bible. These are words we all need to remember all the time. (I have it hanging on my fridge!)
And no matter what that scale says today, YOU are beautiful! You are a child of God, and there is nothing better than that. Be proud of yourself and how far you’ve come. You’ve survived the first week, and you’re ready to rock the second week. Keep leaning on HIS strength, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a better you. I am so proud of you!
1. Confession time: What did the scale say? (If you don’t want to post numbers, just tell us if it went up, down, or stayed the same.)
2. How can you remember these verses? Will you commit them to memory? Hang them up in your house somewhere? What will help remind you most that you are special – you were bought with a price?
Write down your 1 week results from your weigh in. Exercise at least 30 minutes and drink at least 10 glasses of water. (Make sure you’ve taken at least 1 – 2 rest days so far in the challenge. I will remind you to exercise every day, but your body also needs rest. If you haven’t rested yet, please do! From now on, if you rest, write that down in your journal/notebook.)
To print out today’s copy of the God Before Goodies Challenge, click here.