Which of these is a fact?
- Exercise is an opportunity to punish myself for last night’s eating choices.
- My body is the Holy Spirit’s home.
- When I get to (insert goal weight/size) I will be happy.
If you responded with #2, you are correct!
This is confirmed in 1 Corin 6:19-20. I love the Message translation of this passage:
“…your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit?
Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please,
squandering what God paid such a high price for?
The physical part of you is not some piece of property
belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works.
So let people see God in and through your body.”
So good, right?!
But you know what? The other two statements are blatant lies that our culture tries to brainwash us through messaging and marketing all. day. long. And do you know where they came from? The biggest liar himself, in fact, he’s the father of lies–satan! (John 8:44)
Well this is a very short list that has been planted and continually watered; I’m sure you have a gazillion more to add to the list.
But do you know what’s so amazing?!? According to Christian brain-researcher, Caroline Leaf, our brains can be physiologically altered. Truth! Within just 4 days we can redirect negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones!
As you prepare for a new week, I invite you to sit with Our Father and ask if there are any lies that need replaced by Truth.
Then find a scripture to fix your focus for the week ahead. By the end of the week, you can retrain your brain to think positive, life-giving, affirming thoughts rather than dark, destructive lies!