Today is a struggle. On my drive home today I felt a strong urge to look at pornography. I know, as a Christian I just said the “P” word and admitted it’s a struggle. I’m a man, it’s a struggle to take captive those sexuality thoughts sometimes. I can proudly say that I did not succumb to the temptation! I have about 30 minutes before I leave the house for a softball game, and while it would be easy to just give in I decided I’m going to read my scripture and make this blog post. In all honesty, I wasn’t planning on writing a post today. I guess the Holy Spirit had other plans. I’m not saying the Holy Spirit is responsible for the temptation, but like my daily scripture from earlier, Christ and the Trinity of God is able to assist me whenever I need it. Right now, I need it.
If you haven’t seen the Daily Scripture I posted today, here it is:
(Hebrews 2:18) For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
How amazing is that?! It’s a scripture I came across earlier this morning, and in the last hour or so, really needed!! There is nothing greater than God’s timing, and I truly believe His timing is perfect.
The truth is, God can help me overcome the temptations of sin. I don’t need to let work stresses or life stresses impact how I live my Christianity. I want my body, mind, and soul to be a temple and sanctuary for the Almighty God. That’s hard to do if I’m purposely choosing sin. In my best Simon Cowell voice, “For that reason, it’s a no from me.” Not today Satan!
In Hebrews 4 it says this:
Therefore let’s approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help at the time of our need.
I want to be able to approach God in confidence that I’m focusing my thoughts on Him and His righteousness, and I’m choosing that in Jesus’ holy name right now.
I thank all of you for your prayers if you would. I believe God is doing great things, both in my transformation as a son of the Most High, and those around me. I’m thankful for those of you who read this, and those who reach out. Many times your encouragement blesses me more than you know.
In Christ’s love,