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? – 1 Cor. 6:19-20 “
Knowing in our hearts we belong to God changes the choices we make regarding what belongs to us. It enables us to become better stewards of what God has entrusted to us. We don’t take His blessings for granted, but treasure them. This understanding strengthens our boundaries and helps us rest in our security in Christ.
What belongs to us must verify that we belong to the Lord. We are not our own; Jesus shed His blood on the cross for our redemption. Our bodies, talents, gifts, finances, and all we are and have are His. The Holy Spirit in us enables us to care for what is, above all, His, not ours, by reaffirming how precious we are in God’s eyes.
We are precious to God! He knows how to care for what belongs to Him, and He watches over us with love, protecting us with His power. Our careful and watchful stewardship of what He paid for is of utmost importance. As God’s property, we can evict every intruder in Jesus’ name! We are not blind, we can see; not alone or abandoned. We belong to God, and this belonging takes us, from glory to glory!