Saturday, February 25, 2017

Not your own..

In the stubbornness of the human mind and heart is the innate desire to be the boss of our own life.  We like to call our own shots and run our own show.  Before a child is very old they start using the words, "Mine!" and "Do it myself!"  We embrace this as a normal and healthy part of childhood development.   It's called individualizing. The child is learning that they are an individual separate from their parents and possessing their own thoughts and desires.

In our current culture, the rights of the individual are being exalted and idolized.  We fight, march and protest for our rights. But, may I suggest that in the life of a believer, in the life of one who has received and accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, perhaps we've individualized a bit too far?  Let's look at what the Scripture says...

1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Since the Bible is the plumb line for how a Jesus follower should think, act and live, we have to accept what it says to us about living for our own rights.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, February 26th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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