What we do with our body is an expression of our spirit.

Each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable…  [1 Thessalonians 4:4]

Scripture doesn’t allow us to keep theological truths as only theoretical. Theology—thinking about the truth and reality of God—is always practical. And this material, natural world is not to be seen as irrelevant to the supernatural realm. Everything is spiritual, including and especially our physical bodies.

As Christians, our body houses our spirit (our true self) as well as the Holy Spirit. So what we do with our body is an expression of our spirit—who we really are. Where our feet take us, who and what we touch with our hands, on what we focus our eyes…all of this is our body doing as our spirit directs.


What we do with our bodies is not unspiritual, but a primary expression of our devotion to Jesus. (Tweet this.)


Ask yourself: To what degree do I consider the spiritual implications of my physical desires and actions?

We pray:  “Spirit, teach me to control my body and its appetites so that I honor You.”

(from Keepers of the Way)