Restoring God’s Temple

By Kimberly Taylor


If you are having difficulty releasing excess weight, consider the word ”restoration.” Your body may be in healing mode!

When your body is under restoration, it may prioritize internal systems repair plus balance to heal, energize, and nourish itself.

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well (Psalm 139:14).”

Your job is to support the restoration process in your Christian weight loss goals, knowing that your body will reach its ideal size in due season as you do your part every day.

Here are some issues your body may be experiencing now or recovering from:

1. Nutritional Starvation: If you eat a diet that favors processed foods and sweets but provides little nourishment for your body, then your body lacks key nutrients necessary to keep itself in M.I.N.T condition.

Your body will prioritize building itself up nutritionally to support critical functions once you give it the proper building materials with which to work:

  • Metabolism – Your body’s energy factory, which converts the food you eat into energy for you to minister, work, exercise, parent, etc.
  • Immune Function – Your body’s defense department, which fights against sickness and disease
  • Nerve Strength – Your body’s communication network, which enables your brain to communicate with your body
  • Tissue Growth and Repair – Your body’s repair crew, which builds muscles and heals damaged tissue

2. Sleep Deprivation: This happens if you habitually get less than 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

3. Stress Captivation: This happens if you are either putting unnecessary performance pressure on yourself or life circumstances are stressing you out.

You must address all 3 issues with care every day. Remember, this is about restoration, not condemnation.

Consider your body as a temple under restoration, not a temple condemned!

Review Psalm 23 when stressed. We are meant to live in peace with the Lord as our Shepherd. I don’t believe the Lord meant for us to live in a pressure cooker.

He restores our soul.

Are you recovering from or experiencing nutritional starvation, sleep deprivation, or stress captivation?

Restoration projects are hard work! Some old things must come out while new things are brought in and arranged properly.

But isn’t it wonderful to see the finished work?

Roll up your sleeves. It’s Restoration Time!

Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She dropped over 85 pounds through renewing her mind with Biblical principles.

  • I so needed this today. I need to read this every day for awhile. I am a little hardheaded! I guess I should be a good girl and let Him work from the inside out. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to flow through you. Love-

    • I understand, Glenda! May God bless you on this wellness journey and walking with our Savior through the process 🙂

  • I have never even considered that my body could be spending time healing and that it could be making it harder to lose weight. Maybe that’s why after my 5th and 6th baby I have had so much more difficulty losing weight. I know my body needs healing, but I always get disappointed that the weight loss isn’t coming with that. This gives me hope that if I focus on healing, feeding my body what it needs, then the weight loss will come in time. Thanks for this!

    • You are welcome, Sarah! Our bodies are miraculous in their ability to heal. We just need to supply good building materials with the foods we eat. Plus, stop doing things that interfere with the process – picking at scabs, anyone? The body knows what it needs to heal. Our job is to support the healing and trust the process. God bless you!

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