PROTECTING YOUR TEMPLE PART 2

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PROTECTING YOUR TEMPLE PART 2
1Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
After the first heart attack of Peter Marshall, a former chaplain of the U. S. Senate, who died of coronary occlusion at age forty-six. A friend asked, “I’m curious to know something. What did you learn during your illness?” “Do you really want to know?” Peter answered promptly. “I learned that the Kingdom of God goes on without Peter Marshall.”
Catherine Marshall, said concerning Peter Marshall, , “In Peter’s case, I am certain that it was not God’s ideal will that he die of coronary occlusion at forty-six”.
One of the lies easily believed by workaholics or perfectionists is “ If I am not there, the work will be stalled”, and so one begins to push further beyond what the body is capable of handling. We quickly muffle the warning signals given by our bodies and emotions under the guise of good intentions.
When Jethro visited Moses he noted that Moses will wear himself out and he gave him counsel to delegate.
Exodus 18:17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
Exodus 18:18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

God gave us a prime example of how things should be done , although He is ever strong:
Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
God is tireless, and does not need rest yet He rested:
Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
We must take some time off to allow our minds and bodies to rejuvenate.
1. Balance is the key to living. Anything done out of balance will eventually create more problems.
2. You cannot be everything to everybody but you can be something to someone. When you attempt to be everything, you will stretch yourself thin.
3. Delegate tasks to others and allow them to perform.
4. Learn to say NO. There will always be work to be done, prioritizing and not overloading yourself, will ensure that you have more energy, power and focus for the next task.

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JOY

You know joy has come when you can dance without music, when your mouth becomes the musical instruments and the whole cells of your body becomes the choir. Vibrating in harmony to the beat of your soul. It doesn't matter if you are off key, it is not important if your steps are off beat as you do the shuffle, tears of gratitude may cascade down your eyes as your heart connects with the angelic choir in heaven as you know Unspeakable joy full of glory... In that single moment you know you are created for this... to bring forth HIS praise... Halleluyah... Let the whole earth sing HIS praise...

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STORMS

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RELATIONSHIPS

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