Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Verse 10!

I can't believe I have made this far!  Like I said, I am a started and not a finisher...I am so thankful for friends like Kim and Allison who keep spurring me on to learn more verses!

This time I am choosing a verse that comes from The Message translation.  In our newest bible study "When Wallflowers Dance" Angela Thomas has encouraged us to restore order to our homes and bodies.  If you know me at all you know that order and my name don't even belong in the same sentence.  I am the more fly by the seat of my pants type!  But I am learning more and more that God blesses those who are careful with their planning and the way they manage what He has given them.  So this verse spoke loudly to me over the last few weeks.

"Didn't you realize that 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."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Wow...I am thinking I will post that one on my frig and maybe in my car for every time I am tempted to stop by Sonic for a large Coke!

I thought that verse could also apply to my home.  God has given us this home (tiny closets and all) to make it a place where He is welcome.  A place where His holy spirit can dwell.  So many times I don't do the greatest job taking care of this home He has given us.  I want to be better about restoring order to our home and making it first and foremost a place where the Holy Spirit is welcome.  A place that is protected from the influences of the world, a place where my children can flourish in the knowledge of Him and His word.

So...speaking of order...the laundry is calling my name!


Nana's Nuggets said...

Jenna, that verse is wonderful! I am doing that study in the am. Just love it! I had not read it in The Message, really good! and like I told Flo about the cookies, Life Is Short!!(for you in this case, would be: Life is Short; enjoy the Coke!ha-ha!:).

BeechemBrightSpots said...

You're doing great Jenna! I'm proud of you!