Stewarding Your Body Well Throughout Busy Seasons

"Do you not know your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Tis' the season for holiday parties, celebrations, feasting and enjoying lots of delicious (let's be real, adult) beverages... Christmas is such a rich, joyful and celebrated time of year but I also know the flip side of so much celebrating can lead to feeling crappy, gaining weight and feeling like you're running on E. 

The truth is, we can say no to our desires and feelings and emotions in the moment and we can say yes to something greater. True courage, freedom and bravery are found in saying yes to something greater than ourselves and our momentary, fleeting desires and feelings. I've messed this up plenty but the moments where I did have discipline around food and fitness (or anything in life, really) have lent itself to greater joy and satisfaction spiritually and emotionally than taking the easy or convenient route. There are examples of this kind of discipline written all throughout the Bible. God didn't "feel" like watching his only Son be crucified on the cross, but he did and Jesus certainly didn't "feel" like going to the cross, but he did for us. 

God gives us a spirit of power and of self control. My hope for myself and people reading is that this holiday season would be a time where we choose to tend to our temples by honoring our bodies so that we may be led closer to God, to people and to our purpose. It might be hard but I bet it'd be 100% worth it ❤️