Restoring God’s Temple

By Kimberly Taylor


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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.

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

Body Recovery Issues

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, these issues are about restoration, not condemnation.

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? Whatever steps you take each day, they add up over time.

Roll up your sleeves. It’s Restoration Time!

Be Blessed with Success,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. Do you struggle with eating too much sugar? If so, you are not alone!

Overcoming sugar addiction was a key factor on my journey to losing 85 pounds and dropping from a size 22 to a size 8.

In our 14-day Sugar Detox Challenge online course (inside the the Take Back Your Temple program), you’ll get the same success strategies and support to gain peace in your eating habits and achieve lasting weight loss success.

Click here to learn more about the Take Back Your Temple program.

“Prayer for Weight Loss”

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 lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

  • I was forced into sleep deprivation due to my living situation. I tried not to focus on the sleep I was not getting, then things like huge weight gain, fluid & swelling in legs, arm, breast, chin, trouble with memory, lack of concentration, moodiness, anger, anxiety. then I lost the ability to walk, lift myself, or stand, oh not to mention I have fallen down more than 5 times and had to be taken to the emergency room and leave on crutches. 7 years of no sleep to repair, rebuild or nothing. I pray that I will get the true delta deep sleep needed to look myself again. I just deal with it the best I can. How can I get rid of the swelling?
    before all that, I walked a lot to exercise my body then I would fall and could do nothing but sit down with pillows under my knees because the fall cause them not to bend or lock when I stand. I struggled to get to bathroom or try to cook… the pain was out of this world but I tool it without pain pills due to the fact that so many people I know had became addicted to them and I did not want to be amongst them Amen.
    Thanks for listening to my story!!

    • Hi Necey – I heard your story loud and clear! The reason you wrote it down is because you want a better story in the future, right? Do me a favor – write down what your better story looks like with God as part of it in your future. A testimony includes:

      * Where I was (what you wrote)
      * My experience meeting Jesus (how the Lord intervened in your story)
      * Where I am now (how your life is changing with Jesus as part of your story)
      * Where I hope to be (the better story you want to live in the future)

      Take time every day to review the better story and ask the Lord in prayer day-by-day what small step you can take that day to get you closer to that better story, moving forward and not backward. This article shares why the story we tell ourselves about our life situation is important: https://takebackyourtemple.com/quit-telling-stinking-stories/

      If you don’t have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ yet, here is how you can establish it or re-dedicate your relationship: https://www.everystudent.com/features/know-God.html

      The reason I stress our relationship with God is that our lives here on Earth are temporary however our relationship with the Lord is eternal.

      I pray for the Lord will give you wisdom concerning the root of these issues and that He grant you sweet sleep as His word promises. I pray that you prosper and be in health as you soul prospers! Here are some healing scriptures online that you can listen to at bedtime that may help you sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbGxJkmL2l0

  • 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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