Daily Delight

Monday, December 12, 2016

You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? 
-1 Corinthians 3:16, (MSG)

Read that again. Go on, one more time. 

Feeling insecure? You are God’s temple. 
Feeling inadequate? God is present inside of you. 
Feeling lonely? He dwells in you.

I could go on for a while and it would quickly get tedious, but I just can’t stress enough how life-changing this passage is. Because, once we recognize our importance and our closeness with God, the way we look at our issues and our life in general changes massively.

I have spent years and years trying to be less insecure. My self-esteem is something I honestly just can’t seem to take control over. Mirrors: not my friend. Cameras: my worst enemy. But the more time I spend remembering that I am God’s dwelling place – that is; I have the living God within me and I have a purpose, the more insignificant my appearance becomes. Not only that but I can even begin to love it because I know that I am “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14, NIV). As well as this, when you truly learn that your heavenly Father, the King of Kings, lives inside of you, all those problems you’re facing are suddenly trivial because you can stand firm in the truth that you can accomplish all things “through Him who gives [you] strength” (Philippians 4:13, NIV) and that you’re not facing anything alone.

My challenge to you today is this is: read 1 Corinthians 3:16 over and over – chant it in front of the mirror if you have to. 

God himself is present in you. He chose you. He loves you. 

So live like it.

{photo: @victorialemosphotography}

About the Author

Naomi Grace Armstrong≫ ≫
Naomi is a nineteen-year-old university student who spends more time in Church and with her friends than she actually does studying for her English and Journalism degree! She lives in the rainiest city in the UK (Manchester) - but that doesn't stop her from spending lots of time walking, listening to her immensely long Spotify 'Praise' playlist and coffee shop hopping. She has a passion for overseas mission and has been a worship leader for some time now.


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