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 honour God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 God has taken up His dwelling inside of us through His Spirit. Our acceptability to God as His holy dwelling came at a great price to Him – the death of His Son, Jesus! How can we refuse to honour His holy presence in us? How can we not live a holy life in response to His grace?
PRAYER: Forgive me, dear Father, for the times that I have lost sight of the wonder of Your presence within me. The gift of Your Spirit is a dazzling and humbling grace. Once again, Father, I present my body as a living sacrifice to please and honour You. Lead me, cleanse me, purify me, and make me like Jesus by Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does:
It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself, honey. This is hardcore science