Guard that Heart!

Living in a fallen world is not easy. It’s certainly not easy for Christians, as we are called to be set apart from the world, but at the same time we are called to witness to the world. I heard a sermon this past week from my local pastor at Thunder Mountain Church, in which it was said that it is a myth that God won’t give us more than we can handle. The pastor went further in his explanation that if things are always what we can handle, and we aren’t challenged… there’s no growth. That certainly doesn’t mean God will overwhelm us, but He will challenge us.

In my heart, I know God is continually moving and challenging me in the short time since I’ve made a strong and committed decision to follow Him, obey Him, and trust Him. I’ve mentioned it in several posts, that I have a significant stirring in me to reach more men and young males with truth. To speak honestly and plainly about the dangers of sexual impurities, impure thoughts, and the impacts it has on our ability to connect with our Savior, have healthy relationships with our wives, and raise children.

Below are a couple scriptures for men to meditate on, and let our minds be captive to God and not sinful ways. Sexual impurity and lust are sins that men have struggled with since the fall of Adam, and if more men don’t step up to teach young men to give their lives and struggles to God, it only gets worse.

Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.”

The Bible speaks the truth very plainly, and will never steer a man into a bad direction. Just as many men, like me, have struggled with sexual impurity, so did David who authored the book of Psalm. David also had a heart for God, and knew the value of repentance and relationship with God.

1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”

This verse reminds me of Joseph, when he fled from Potter’s wife as she attempted to seduce him. I wrote a separate post on the importance of fleeing, and how the word is used in the Greek in the New Testament. It’s really important to understand the Bible isn’t just saying “Don’t do it”, but going much further in emphasis on the dangers of it and why we should flee from it with all our mind, body, and soul.

Have a wonderful Friday, and God bless!

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