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Your body is a temple

Hi folks!  Red Sox are on a roll, and none of the three of them have any idea!  I called at 8:00 to see what they were doing, and Dev and Charlotte were just getting home from one of their trips to nowhere, and Nicole was at something called a Portuguese Feast, where she and T.J. just go to some field and hang out and eat and drink and listen to some very off-key music!  The idea of "feasting" sounds fattening to me, and I'm actually glad I'm not there!  It seems to me that eating is becoming an obsession in America, and I'm not talking about healthy eating!  Growing up in Rhode Island, a state full of different ethnic groups, it seems like there was always a "feast" of some kind!  The Italians, the Portuguese, the Irish, and many other groups were always celebrating something with a feast!  The "smells" coming from these celebrations alone were enough to add a few pounds, let alone the foods and the pastries!  If the feast today was anything like "the old days", I'm sure it is ALL about eating everything you can stuff into your face, that you will certainly regret in the morning!  What a silly tradition!  We should all watch what we eat more closely, because all that "junk" food that we put into our bodies will eventually takes it's toll!  The Lord tells us that our bodies are our temple for the Holy Spirit that is living within us! 

Or do you not know that 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)



Wouldn't it be awesome if we could all repeat this verse just before we were going to indulge in something we really shouldn't eat?  Or maybe it wouldn't!  Eating is so fun!  I could eat a plate of pasta every night!  Thank the Lord that I don't eat much dessert!  Actually dessert tastes better to me than any other food group!  But could there be anything worse for you?  I know that satan takes a part in making food taste so good!  The next time you are out somewhere, be it the mall or the airport, take a look around and see how many are glorifying God in their bodies!  Not too many!  I can understand overindulging every now and then, ( when a feast comes up), but packing the pounds into the temples that are our bodies is not being very obedient!  God wants us to glorify Him in our bodies, and a lot of us aren't really doing a very good job of it!  Much to Charlotte's unbelievable discipline with Devo's food intake every day, Devo's temple, which houses his Holy Spirit, is magnificent!  She has fed him "religiously" every three hours from seven in the morning until ten at night, and he has never dropped a pound or gained an extra pound for all this time!  Charlotte "controls" Devon's food intake, because she knows how important it is for his own good health!  She is more or less, his dietician!  Wouldn't it be nice if we all had a dietician to lay out our menus? Well...we do!   We all have one to whom we very seldom listen!  It's the voice of reason, the Holy Spirit!  When we are about to indulge, many of us hear that little voice in our heads saying, "not good for you!"  But how many of us listen?  It's a tough deal to watch our food intake, but if we think of it as in glorifying God, it might be easier!  Goodnight and God bless, I'm going to the "fridge" and see if there's anything in there that might make my temple quit growling at me!  

BTW-- if you see Devon, or Charlotte, or Nicole, tell them the Sox won again!  Goodnight!