Our bodies are the house to the Spirit. In the capacity of our existence we nurture this house with our actions and experiences. This portal to our daily walk is intertwined by what we eat, what we drink, what we listen to, and what we watch, or what we do. It’s also developed by association. Who we develop our friendships with, who we hang out with, who’s in our “clicks or “posse,” better yet, our ever present BFF’s. Cliche’s like “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” or “birds of a feather, flock together,” is a core adage to how our house is built. It cultivates how we think and who we eventually become.
Think about it. Have you ever had a close friend you hung out with? This person was your “ace,” then one day they decide they want to experience with cigarettes or drinking and said hey, try this. You know you didn’t want to, but they igged you on until you gave in. Or better yet, that companion of yours who you love asks you to go with them on a pick up, its illegal and you know it, but go along anyway, then end up compromising your life. In either case, the choice is controlled by your desire to be accepted. To be liked or loved. I think everyone has at some point in our lives did something that wasn’t our best decision, and often it was for someone else’s interest.
Yet, these bodies (Our houses) are living temples, designed by God to be established here in the earth for His glory. This temple must not be treated as if there was another or like it can be replaced. Its value cannot be weight in gold or silver. With every breath and every heart beat we are positioned for greatness. Positioned for success and the antithesis of that, known as problems.
Yet we must look at problems as the pathway to our destiny. As we walk through this life, every obstacle comes to change you, make you or challenge you to your better self. Problems are predictors of the endurance or strength of your house. Just like the 3 little pigs. The wolf (symbolic of life’s problems) came and said I will huff and puff and blow the house down. But the one pig whose house was firmly rooted, had a solid foundation and no matter how hard the wolf puffed, the house stood. We are that House, when we stand on God’s word.
Your House on the Rock
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it (Matthew 7:24-27).
In this know you are more than able, more capable to overcome any situation or circumstance. It won’t always feel good or be easy, but God can give you strength when you trust His word.