Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Body Language

“…I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.…” Romans 12:1 AMP 1987 [italics & emphasis mine]

Did you know that in an interview (be it a job interview or police interrogation), your body language can give you away? Your mouth could be saying “I can handle this role” but your body says, “I am not sure if this is for me” Apparently, the way we move our eyes, carry our hands, cross our legs etc can tell whether we tell a lie, not sure about something, tell the truth, certain or un-comfortable about a situation.

Paul says that our bodies are the temple (mobile temple) of the Holy Spirit; a temple is a place of worship, place where sacrifices are offered and place of prayers. We could make a conscious decision to use our temples (bodies) to do all that and to consciously communicate (non-verbally) the Love of God and preach the gospel in the way we dress (modestly), walk (angelically), smile (heavenly), dance (with grace) for we “…were bought with a price [purchased with preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body...” [1 Cor 6:19-20 AMP, Italics and emphasis mine]

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