God, Take My Body!
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
1 Corinthians 6:19–20
“Give me two reasons why we should give our bodies to God.” I’ve got two great reasons. Number one: God owns our bodies; it’s not our own. The reason why our lives are messed up is because we think we are in charge of our own lives—we’re not. We were made for the glory of God. We were made into the very image of God Himself. Are we acting like a child of God? Are we living as a king’s son and a queen’s daughter? How are we living our lives? That’s one reason, but I like the second reason even better. Not only are we God’s property, but, we are God’s weapon. A Christian giving his life to God becomes a weapon to the world in which he lives. Now that’s the challenge for us today—do we want to be a weapon in God’s hand and do we desire to be owned by God? The answer is “Yes, Yes, Yes! I surrender my body and I give it to You, use it for Your glory.” When God has our bodies, God will turn this world upside down.