It’s Your Temple…. It’s Your Responsibility
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” I Corinthians 9:16
Sometimes we seem to forget that because our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, that we must be careful what we permit to enter this temple on every level. Usually, we are cautious in regards to our spiritual intake. We make certain that our spiritual diet is rich in content and we filter out everything that we feel would attempt to hinder our spiritual growth or stamina.
We have the spiritual aspect pretty well covered. However, what about in the natural? Are you doing your part to maintain your physical health as well? We sometimes forget that the maintenance of our temples is our responsibility. While we can quote our confessions concerning divine healing and walking in good health – if we are not putting the proper food into our bodies – we are simply working against our confessions. Many people think that if they are thin that they are healthy – not necessarily so. Only your physician can advise your concerns in that area.
Here in the USA we have entered what some are calling the flu season. As with the recession; I have chosen not to participate! However, I will move in wisdom to assure that I maintain a healthy diet - as to not give the enemy any access in the natural.
The list below which will be beneficial in the boosting of your immune system. Remember your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost – therefore God expects YOU to keep it healthy.
7 Flu – Fighting Foods (by Niss Simon)
Tomatoes – Vitamin C rich. Boost the body’s natural defense system in the same way as their citrusy relatives do. One medium produces 40% of your daily vitamin C requirement.
Almonds- Rich source of the antioxidant vitamin E which helps to ward of viral infections. To maximize absorption opt for chopped almonds, almond butter or almond oil.
Mushrooms – Heighten the body’s resistance to viral infections by increasing the natural killer cells. Rich in selenium; low levels of this element have been linked with an increased risk of developing more severe flu.
Tea – Green, black and oolong all contain naturally occurring compounds that reduce the risk of the flu. They contain quercetin – a powerful antioxidant, and L-threonine, an amino acid found naturally only in tea. Decaffeinated teas also contain the amino acid, but most herbal teas do not.
Carrots – rich in beta-carotene; which the body uses to ward off respiratory infections. Other good sources are dark green vegetables, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and winter squash.
Black –Eyed Peas – Rich in zinc. Pinto beans, peanuts, roasted pumpkin seeds and wheat germ are other good choices.
Yogurt – Probiotics, found in yogurt and other fermented foods strengthens the immune system. Cottage cheese, kimchi, and sauerkraut will have the same affect.
Seven Healing Herbs and Spices to Boost the Immune System (by Kendra Lady)
Echinacea, Ginger, Turmeric, Elderberry, Garlic, Ginseng, Cinnamon
Let’s be more determine as we prepare for the upcoming winter season to truly live life from the inside out; and become more conscience concerning the total maintenance of our temple – Spiritually as well as Physically.
Remember…It’s Your Temple and its ENTIRE upkeep is YOUR responsibility!!!!
“But I discipline my body and keep it under control,……….” I Corinthians 9:27