when God smacks me

This year I’ve been reading through the Bible with the She Works His Way  plan, and today God smacked me right upside the head.

Often I get lost in Old Testament wording. I get lost in the rules and rituals. I wonder “whyyyy is this important?”


Today, I asked God to show me what I need to know; show me why it’s important. (Because ALL scripture is important!)

“I am Holy, so you be holy.”

That’s the takeaway.

Do I believe that? “Do you not know, that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?”

The Old Testament teaches me what it means to BE His temple.
I don’t get to eat what I want, do what I want, worship how/when I want, surround myself with who I want, dress how I want, fill my mind with what I want….

No ma’am. I am not my own. I am bought and paid for. I am OWNED by my God. I am His.

Do I take that seriously? Thank God for grace when I don’t. Thank God for Jesus who makes this possible. But may I never forget the weight of His holiness within me.