Before I enter into the busyness of this day, I enter into prayer and slow down my thoughts to place God at the center of it all. I think about all the people and situations I might encounter in this day. Just as God is present with me here, God will be present with me in every moment of this day. God sanctifies ordinary people and ordinary situations and makes them holy.
I read from 1 Corinthians 3 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? …For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.”
That last sentence is one I spend some time thinking about. ”For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” What an amazing thought.
Something about the way I heard that sentence today brings new understanding for me. ”For God’s temple is holy” is a phrase I can comprehend more easily. But, “and you are that temple,” is a phrase I have to spend some time on. I emphasize different words in that phrase to try and gain new understanding. And you are that temple. And you are that temple. And you are that temple. And you are that temple.
I am that temple, the temple where God lives. I carry the living God with me. Wherever I go, whoever I’m with…I carry God with me. I carry God’s heart in my heart.
i carry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate)
i want no world (for beautiful, you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)