God and Pornography

books-business-computer-459654The following is an excerpt, from my upcoming book about God and Sex, taken from a chapter about pornography. I hope you are encouraged by the post and inspired to read the rest of the book, which is coming soon. Please comment below if you think it would encourage you or someone you know.

It is a very short excerpt from a very long chapter. In the chapter I discuss replacing “porn again” (and again and again….) with “born again.”
I hope today even this small taste will encourage you in your obedience.
It may not look like it but, whenever we are called to obey, God has a gift to give us. Whenever I have walked away from temptation and into obedience, all kinds of things, things I could never have even dreamed, have opened up.

God loves us to obey because he has so much more for us. He has a secret life to give us that is so much better than the secret life we give to ourselves.

He has so much more than the devil has to offer. God knows the good he has prepared for those who love him.

Our challenge is to obey and step into the gift.

Be blessed, be encouraged,

Lots of love,

L.

 

“Matthew 5:29 says,

If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

Jesus’ suggestion of gouging your eye out removes the temptation all together you would think. However, I always saw my Movie Reel when my eyes were closed. Gouging my eye out wouldn’t have helped.

You can rip out your eye, throw away the tv or computer or not buy a smart phone so that you can’t access things easily, you can install filters or have someone take the modem away if you’re going to be alone in the house, and it will help, but it won’t fully remove the problem.

 

What Jesus meant was; do not live by sight, live by faith.

If we live by sight we see the temptation, then we see our weakness, then we see our desire, then we see the way to sin. If we live by faith we believe what we cannot see, that God has a way out before we give in. Faith sees the way out.

Where we are tempted by porn we must ask God to increase our faith. Ask God to  increase our belief in what we cannot see; that in Christ we are pure. We have to let God put the Spirit of faith into our heart. We have to fill our mind with faith, we have to have an attitude of faith – the attitude that God has something better for me.

Micah 7:8 says;

Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness the Lord will be my light. Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads my case and upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness. Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame, she who said to me, “Where is the Lord your God?” My eyes will see her downfall; even now she will be trampled underfoot like mire in the streets.

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