“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” ( 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 )
Life is when we trust in Christ as our Savior, His Spirit takes up residence in us. He’s living in us. In the same way that Christ stepped out of heaven and came to earth to communicate His love, forgiveness, and power to us. His Spirit steps into the life of each believer to impart wisdom, encouragement, and strength to us every day as always. He is literally as near as our breath.
We remember that He is the One who gave us success. In times of suffering, when we are confused we can trust God for direction. And when He seems slow to answer, we can wait patiently because He has proven that we can trust His timing.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20 ) But housing the Holy Spirit also brings responsibility. We represent God to every person we meet, we are His ambassadors to those around us. Realizing we are God’s temples causes us to stop and think about what we say, what we do, and what we value.