God is the master builder, and we are God’s temple. Throughout our lives God dwells within us, and that indwelling transforms us. As a result, how we care for ourselves is of utmost importance to living faithfully for and with God.
In Jesus, we are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). This process of renewal and rebirth is expressed with these words, “everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” First, we experience the redemptive work of Christ and then our re-creation as God’s grace blesses. This is the holy order of transformation that continues to pull us into a cycle of discovery, cleansing and movement toward wholeness.
What kinds of spiritual practices or disciplines renew you? What helps you focus on the guidance of the Holy Spirit?
This message is excerpted from the 2011 Women of the ELCA resource “Sacred Space as Metaphor,” written by Inez Torres Davis.
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