Not Your Own

I remember borrowing a friend's car for a few days. I was thankful that he let me use his car, but I was really nervous driving it.

I warmed up the car a little longer before I headed out in the morning and when I got out on the road, I didn't accelerate as quickly as I normally do. After all, I didn't want to harm the engine of my friend's car.

I parked in a far, distant corner of the parking lot when I went to Wal-Mart. I was extra careful to check in every direction before I pulled out into an intersection. I didn't want to put a scratch on my friend's car. All in all, I was a much better driver, knowing that the car belonged not to me but to someone else. 

In you are a Christian, you belong to God.

God's Spirit does not dwell in you as a houseguest, a roommate or as a short term visitor. He dwells in you as the owner. 

In Ephesians 1:14 the Bible calls the Holy Spirit "the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory."

Remember that you are God's purchased possession!

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Prayer Guide

Today as you pray …

Consider that, as a Christian, God dwells inside of you.

Ask God to forgive you for taking your body for granted.

Offer your whole body to God as your spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1-2).