"Sometimes while I'm talking to God, He'll show me something about myself in such a way that I have to laugh at my own humanity and how funny I must look to Him." - Donna

Donna...just found your blog...I absolutely love it! And I love your singing! I'm at work right now and it was just exactly what I needed to hear to help me make it through tonight! Thanks for your ministry here!
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Monday, January 09, 2006

Extreme Makeover


It seems every magazine for women I see has at least one article promising a total makeover. "If you’ll follow these ten steps, you can change your body!”

Or the tips might target the home or finances. The makeovers for the body usually have the reader changing her diet, initiating or changing her exercise plan, and to the extreme, undergoing plastic surgery.

I’m all for taking care of our bodies. The temporal dwelling in which we live is the temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19 (New International Version), “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” As Christians, I believe we should do our best to take care of the temple. Don’t you?

But I don’t want to get so caught up in the temporal that I forget the eternal. One day I’ll trade in this body. God has a makeover in mind that’s totally extreme!

The Contemporary English Version of the Bible puts it this way, “Our dead and decaying bodies will be changed into bodies that won't die or decay. The bodies we now have are weak and can die. But they will be changed into bodies that are eternal. Then the Scriptures will come true, "Death has lost the battle!” (1 Corinthians 15:53-54 cev)

And then my made over body will go to a home that needs no makeover, Heaven. Are you ready to go?

Prayer: Lord, thank You for this body I dwell in. May I be faithful to honor You and serve You with this body until I’m transformed to live in Your presence and in my heavenly home. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

5 comments:

Paul said...

Hi Donna,

It is so funny, that the title of your post for today is "Extreme Makeover" for that is exactly what Hill Country Thoughts is going through.

Hopefully to be revealed soon as things are moved from blogspot to it own domain name. I am excited as the Lord is bringing this about.

Another testimony to the awesomeness of God in making provision and preparing the way and teaching me new ways to use blogging for Him.

I see more and more writers stepping out in the blogging arena, sharing thoughts, ideas, things that will help others to press in and on, in the callings that are in their lives.

Each blog that I have visited today, has lifted me higher in my walk and relationship with the Lord.

I am thankful that we are in the process of being made over, as we await the return of the Lord.

Blessings my friend,

Writing for the King,

Paul

Vicki said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks for another inspiring post. I think the Lord has really been giving my heart a makeover this year....and He's not done. I'm so thankful to find writers like you and Paul who lift my spirits and spur me on to write to encourage others.

Btw, would love to get linked up with your site also. Down the road I hope to have not only my devo site, but a more writingt-related site as well.

Take care and God's richest blessings on your, your family and your writing for Him!

Vicki

John said...

Donna, Enjoyed this post a lot. God is continuing to do makeovers on my life. Don't know when he has time for everyone else, but He does such good things in my life to make me more like Him. How can you beat that kind of makeover!
Thanks for the great wisdom and reading. I enjoy coming here.

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Paul, that's great! He is using you every day, and a new site is exciting. I hope to do that same thing one day. Hopefully I'll be able to integrate the children's writing.

Thanks for wanting to link up, Vicki. I'll have to update my links as soon as I get a few minutes to spare. I think some of mine might be outdated.

John, glad you enjoy coming here. That blessed me.

Donna

A Heart of Worship said...

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”

As Christians, I believe we should do our best to take care of the temple. Don’t you?

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Amen, Donna. Well said...and a great reminder as food for thought for the New Year! The temporal body should not take precedence in our lives in importance over our spiritual state of being.

BTW, Happy New Year to ya! ;-)

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