Make Your Body Your Servant

But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].
— 1 Corinthians 9:27

By Nina Roach

Your physical body is your point of contact to this physical world and without the Holy Spirit, it’s weak. God created your body to be kept well by you. Jesus who is the Word of God manifested in the flesh and the Holy Spirit who is the very power of God provides the wisdom, strength, encouragement, power and help you need to care for your body. And like a boxer or an athlete, you provide your will and the desire to discipline your body.

Your body can be subject to your reborn spirit if you let it. This is why we have a ministry such as Shift Today to help you renew your mind to the truth of God's word and take the corresponding actions to your new beliefs in Him. Remember you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you.

Do not allow your body or its appetites or suggestions have the final say or action? Make the decision to discipline your body and make it your servant. And gather with others who have made the same choice. Your spirit is always willing and ready to please God, but your flesh is weak and needs a lot of coaching, reminding and discipline. You rule by the Spirit of God living on the inside of you. With God all things are possible.

Decree It: Greater is He that lives in me than he that is in the world.  Today I make my body my servant with the help of the Holy Spirit. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.