At this event, the women gathered together to hear Alisa teach on the topic of “Breaking Free From Body Insecurity," where she shared three truths on how we are to view our body. The first was that we are created by God. Psalm 139:13-14 talks about how God personally and thoughtfully wove us and our DNA! He did not make any mistakes when He created us, which should cause us to praise Him instead of feel insecure about our body! The second truth was that we are loved by God. Alisa referenced Romans 5:8 and how believers have great security in the Lord because He sacrificed His Son for us. Even if we feel unattractive, God’s love for us will never change. The third point was that we are made for God. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 talks about how we are temples of the Holy Spirit. Our body is not our own, and we should use our bodies to bring God further glory instead of using it to sin. Instead of using our bodies to satisfy our own desires like overeating, underrating, or drinking alcohol, we should make decisions out of a fear of God. This practically looks like eating healthily or exercising regularly so that we have enough energy for each day to serve the Lord. The women were very eager to apply the lesson and make practical goals to use their bodies to further bring glory to God!
Here's what our sister Lisa learned:
"Going into this event, I thought to myself, 'I don’t really struggle with body insecurity, but I want to go to learn principles and to fellowship.' - Boy was I wrong. I came away realizing that even thinking about myself and my body without the context of God being my creator is dealing with this very issue among other things that I came face to face with. For example, when I wake up in the morning, I don’t always think, 'What would God like me to do today? How would He like me to dress and steward what He has given me?' My goal moving forward is to spend more time in prayer and in God’s Word than thinking about my physical appearance. Not that physical should be neglected (because it shouldn’t), but I want to prioritize the Lord in each aspect. One of Alisa’s main points was to look at and apply the truth that we were made for God - I want to apply this by thinking about everything that I do such as sleeping, eating, exercising, reading, studying, and being at work in the context of being made for God. Ultimately, I want to obey Him and please Him above anything that I may feel or want. What a joy to be able to live in obedience to the one who not only Created us, but knows and loves us so intimately!"