So Much More

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Honoring Your Temple is Not Just about Weight Loss

In my opinion honoring your temple is not just about weight loss, eating right and exercise. It is about taking care of the body God gave you spiritually, mentally and physically. It has come to my attention that I have been misrepresenting myself. I have showcased the physical worship of God and not the mental and spiritual. Partially because I’ve been on a weight loss journey; I am passionate about healthy, and fitness, and I have been sharing my journey on social media and through this blog. I have not been so public about the personal journey that I have been on in the last few years. The mental and spiritual journey I have kept to myself because I do them in my quiet private time but I find that it is equal, if not greater than my worship of God through physical activity.

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6

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Using our talents to spread His word

I believe our purpose is to spread the gospel, and there are so many ways we can do that.  We all have our strengths, and I have recently reconnected my love of fitness, nutrition, and health.  I have found that I love to inspire and motivate others through fitness, but there is so much more to me too.

“It would be a shame to be fit for this world but be unfit for the King.”

I believe that physical fitness is important, but a relationship with God and knowledge of His word is more important.

Honoring your temple includes:

Things you watch;

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God

The things that you say,

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear,

The way you treat others,

Luke 6:31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

 Among other things.

Worshiping God is done in many forms: dance, song, written, fitness for example but one is no more important than the other.  It is your way of bringing glory to the Lord.

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 Misrepresenting my purpose

It has been brought to my attention that I was misrepresenting my beliefs on honoring your temple. August 1st, I will begin my third prayer channel this year, and I have invited the public to join me this time. I put an invitation on Instagram to join, and women commented, that she thought “honoring your temple” was to keep clear of a worldly desire not just physical fitness and that if she joined that would be her focus. Those who know me personally, know my heart but because I am a fitness blogger; I enjoy fitness and nutrition, and I talk, post and share about it daily but that is not solely where my heart lies. Nor is it the sole intention of my Honor Your Temple prayer challenge but if you do not know me personally, never experienced my prayer challenge it would be safe to assume that physical fitness and proper nutrition is my focus in my prayer challenge.

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What’s my point?

So, this prompted me to write this post to let everyone know that there is no one way to honor your temple there are many and your relationship with God is the ultimate honor and my intention and purpose to share. We are here to spread the gospel. However, you choose to do so and connects you with God. Treat your body with respect other than salvation it is one of our greatest gifts. What do you believe is important when honoring your temple? Is it one particular thing or several things?

If you’re interested in joining my 30 Day FREE (I would never charge someone to pray) Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge, please join us at www.FaithFueledFitness.org

8 Comments on “So Much More”

  1. This is a beautiful post De. There is such truth in what you say here. Knowing you and your heart, there is no doubt about where your journey started, and where is it headed. I believe it all starts with giving glory to Him. And as we learn to do this, in every moment and circumstance in our lives, He will lead us on the path to honoring our temple in and though Him.

  2. The first Bible verse I ever memorized for Sunday school was, “My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.” Now, why that one? I have no clue, but I will tell you that it has always stuck with me as an important rule of life. I agree with your ideas. Taking care of what God has given us is showing that we appreciate His work. I am all about fitness, but I am also all about taking care of my mind and soul. I think you’re doing a great job with your strengths. Some people can become defensive when they feel they aren’t doing the same. You keep at it, girl! You’re awesome!

  3. Thank you for sharing your heart. I am on a journey to honor the temple as well and just wrote about it as I have been going through Jen Hatmaker’s 7 Experiment. I look forward to continuing to follow your journey and being encouraged on my own.

  4. Fit for the world but not fit or the king. Wow…convicting thought. Congratulations on your weight loss journey, and thank for for the reminder we must be fit in other ways, too.

  5. I’ve been on a weight loss journey for a long time, but every time I start losing weight, I get injured. I’m not sure what God is trying to teach me, except moderation. But I also feel very convicted that I connect too much importance to my appearance instead of my value as His daughter. I’m trying to embrace my body the way it is while balancing some healthy choices in my diet and exercise. I may not lose any weight – so far scale is stuck, but I exercise a few times a week and am finding ways to eat healthier without sacrificing my family or faith.

  6. Love how you decided to clarify your message. Sometimes we have to do that. I know personally when I discovered how I nourished my body affected everything including my witness for Christ, I was on a big kick to share that with everyone else. Some mistook my intentions as well, but God knows your heart and the fact that you took the time to clarify that it is your faith that drives it is wonderful.
    I’m excited to join your prayer challenge!

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