1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Honor Yourself”
Do you not know that your body is a temple 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 body.
The Big Guy says respect yourself! Exercise is something that keeps you healthy and reduces your stress. It gives you more energy and makes you look and feel better. God says your body is a “temple.” God doesn’t want you to poison your temple or abuse your temple. Someday, you’ll be 50, 60 and 70 years old. Your body has to survive and carry you through those years. Take care of yourself!
Make a habit to work out every day. It builds one of the best lifetime habits possible. Eat good foods, fruits and vegetables; it’s your fuel, and many health problems are related to garbage foods. When you’re partying, enjoy, but don’t go beyond an acceptable level. We all realize the stupidest things people do in life is when they’re drunk, knowing that, means being smarter than others. If you’re getting peer pressure, have a sip and then leave the glass on a table and walk away from it. It’s way more fun to watch idiots get trashed, puke and be idiots, than to be the one feeling like garbage from poisoning yourself tomorrow!! You’ll feel pride in being the one who had fun, but stayed in control.
And never forget, everyone has a camera and video on their phone. You don’t want to be on YouTube being “that guy,” right?!
You can have fun and still respect yourself! You’ll feel so much better about yourself.
Work out, eat right and stay in control. Know when to say when! Respect yourself, the Big Guy cares about you and wants you to honor the home of the Spirit!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”