Devotion Magazine | A Devotional Christian Magazine for Females SPRING/SUMMER 2014 - Page 18

with a stunning, dazzling heart. Give yourself the love and gentleness you deserve. I weighed myself for the first time since the beginning of the semester, and I was amazed to find that I’ve lost weight since being at college. I suppose it shouldn’t come as a shock. Without my parents around to criticize my body, I have found that it is much, much easier to be kind to myself. After all, that’s what God calls us to do, isn’t it? In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, it says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” What this verse says to me is God loves our bodies and created them with intentionality, so we should do the same thing. Credit: Graffiti Love-93857128, Girl Blows Hearts-76483645, Gold Star, 84553996 —Shutterstock So today, practice that with yourself. Stand in front of the mirror and put your hands on your belly, your thighs, and think kind thoughts about yourself. HEALTHY GIRL | Page 18 SPRING/SUMMER 2014 | DEVOTION GIRL