Men and women who sin against their own bodies STILL have God’s breath of life sustaining them daily, and yet the sinner fights the God inside them and their God intended purpose as if He isn’t really there… Christ came to resolve this conflict and bring peace to this awful war!
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it.” Psalm 139:13-14
THE HUMAN BODY
Did you know you have 270 bones in your body when you are born, 64 more bones than you have now as an adult? Did you know there are 12 organ systems, with only 5 of those being vital? Did you know you are taller when you wake up in the morning than when you go to bed at night?
“On average, you are approximately one half inch taller when you wake in the morning, thanks to excess fluid between within your spinal discs. While you are sleeping, these fluids replenish. During the day your body has to deal with the stress of standing, so the discs become compressed and the fluid seeps out. This results in you losing a small amount of extra height.”
Have you ever thought about the 600+ skeletal muscles in your body? Do you have blue eyes, green eyes or brown? Do you have black hair, blonde, brunette, or maybe even red hair? There are so many different combinations of human beings it is remarkable! Various skin types, multicultural, male, female… the results of the human race is that just like our fingerprints, no two humans are alike and at the moment there are over 7.2 billion people on this earth, isn’t that amazing? You truly are an amazing and complex creation! God knew what He was doing when He made you!
I think we can all agree that without milk a newborn baby would die. At least until the invention of formulas or bottles, newborn babies are 100% dependent on a mother for life. Sunday was Mother’s Day in America, a day to recognize mothers and the important work they do. Often nurturing and thoughtful, Mothers typically handle the emotional well being for their families. I have often referred to “moms” as the thermometer of the home. When the stress level is high – moms suggest it is time to go outside and play, when the family is getting too comfortable (aka lazy) it’s usually mom who instigates a cleaning up process. Moms are like Orchestra Conductors conducting a symphony of the most epic proportions. (Dad’s we love you too… but we will talk more about your importance to the family unit in June, on Father’s Day!)
Today’s scripture indicates our dependence did not begin with our mothers, our dependence began with God or Father who created us and “knit” us together in the womb. HE made us, HE created us, HE formed us. Our mothers and fathers then chose to care for us, and as we grew and became more independent and were weaned, we started making our own decisions and plans for our lives.
Just like a newborn babe who cannot survive without a mother feeding it, we can not survive without the breath of God which gives us life. It is important to recognize God’s role in our existence because without “HE” we wouldn’t be “WE”. It is His spirit in us which causes us to move, it is His breath which was breathed into us during creation which gave us life. Without “life” we are nothing but skin and bones, a pile of flesh. While a mother might nurse a baby for a year or two – God our Father never leaves us and it is He who brings LIFE to us every second of the day.
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7
“You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” Romans 8:9
“God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.” 3 John 1:3
You cannot separate God from man, but man can certainly turn away from God. Having God live inside of you is miraculous and just like in today’s scripture we should live our lives constantly aware of it, and thankful for it. Men and women who are facing terminal illness often take the time to live like each day as their last, thankful for the days the spirit of God is coursing through their veins on this earth – while also being eager to see the eternal life they have to look forward to. This is life appreciation TO ITS FULLEST.
HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU
The Bible says, “the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deut. 31:6) and I believe it when the Bible says “HE NEVER” it means He NEVER. While we are alive on this earth God is with us, in us, and giving us life. When we pass on to the next stage, and our bodies are no longer with us – there He will be too! Scripture says, “To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.” Isn’t that exciting! There is no purgatory, there is no waiting, there is this life… and then the LORD! Hallelujah.
There is an awful turmoil I wish on no man – it is the turmoil of sin against the body. Sins against the body hurt us in ways both mental and physical, and honestly sins against the body WILL drive us crazy. (1 Corinthians 6:18) Men and women who sin against their own bodies STILL have God’s breath of life sustaining them daily (God never leaves), and yet the sinner fights the God inside them and they become more or less addicted to finding ways to snuff out the light of God rather than to set it out on display! This is why we need Christ! To settle the war within us and the wars between each other!
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility” Eph 2:14
With Christ who purges us of all sin, we have been put at peace. No longer do we want to fight the breath of life – the God within us – instead we want to glorify Him and welcome His presence readily into our days. The mature Christian recognizes God has been with us from conception and will remain with us throughout eternity, the sooner we accept Him and partner with Him, the more smooth and “natural” every bit of our lives will be.
Jessica and her husband Jeff have been married for 21 years and currently live in the Silicon Valley with their seven children. We at WHM encourage you to share this message if it has blessed you. Wholeness is for everyone! You can also check out our new category tabs on our site www.wholeheartedministries.com for more subjects such as Salvation 101, Marriage 101, Salvation 101, Money 101, Parenting 101, and Minute Motivations. We are working tirelessly to update our site, thank you for being patient with us as we work through this time of transition! You can subscribe to our daily blog here.