Stop Pornography: Exalt God the King

When I experienced sexual feelings, I checked my focus, thoughts, and actions.  If I lingered too long and lusted, I cried out to God for strength.

When I did not call on the Great eternal spirit of the Universe, I eventually ended up looking at pornography.

God created me and is compassionate and gracious; rich with love and slow to anger (Psalm 145:9, 2011, NIV).

Sexual feelings provide self-awareness to shift thoughts, if necessary.

God Is Spiritual, not Religious.

Psalm 145

A psalm of praise, of David

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 9The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love (2011). Peace Fills. Thanks, DaleHelps

Reference

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. (2011). Psalms 28:1, 3, & 9. Biblica, Inc.®. Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+145&version=NIV.

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a spiritual awakening

Seeing in Darkness

Look into darkness

It won’t be long; you see light

Gaze at things; see words

Channel focus and see help

Speak gratitude; humbly free

Meditation

John 1:1 – 14 (New Kingdom James Version [NKJV]), 1982)

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Focus on the Light: See the Word

To your best,

Dale

Relationships: Love Tight Sealed

Tightly Sealed!

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Married couple asked

“How shall we make love endure?”

“Love things together.”

(Mello, 1985, p. 111)

Meditation

Song of Solomon 1:12 – 17  (NKJV)

Thanks,

Dale

Reference

Mello, A. (1987, April). One minute wisdom. p. 111. Lonavia; India. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/One-Minute-Wisdom-Anthony-Mello/dp/0385242905.

Fidelity Is Life; The Opposite Is Death.

The following verses are an adaptation of Psalm 85:10 – 12.

This morning, the Psalm helped me overcome depression.

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Virtue Looks Down from Heaven

Love meets faithfulness

Righteousness kisses one’s peace

Fidelity springs

Virtue looks down from heaven

God indeed gives what is good

 Meditation

Psalm 85

Thanks,

Dale Criswell

What Do You Believe About the Meaning of Life?

What if you were a plant, what would you be?

Why not flowers?  They are so beautiful.

As you sink deeper and deeper into the meaning of the following poem, you may discover purpose; an escape from porn addiction.

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Death. Life.

Few days; much trouble

Flowers withering away

Like fleeting shadows

At least, trees have hope; cut down

Stump dies; scent of water; buds

 Jot down the poem on scrap paper and look at it throughout the day.

Ponder the words of hope.

Meditation

Job 14:1 – 14

Thank you,

Dale Criswell

P.S. How did the scripture in Job affect you?

Overcome Porn with Joy; Gratitude Is an Empowering Emotion

As I read through all the Psalms and Proverbs of the day that I scheduled, gratitude empowered me to resist pornography.

An interesting note, when I had a strong urge to view pornography, I would read out of the Psalms or Proverbs or one of the Gospels to resist it.  The cravings left me.

To this day, I know that the scriptures enveloped me with a shield reflecting total submission to porn. I had hope.   God corrected me for my misdeeds; however, he guided me to freedom. I shouted for joy!

Gratitude(Beattie, 2015)

Psalm 98: 1 – 9

Marvelous new song

His Right Arm brings salvation

To God, shout for joy

The harp and new music sings

Trumpet and ram’s horn blast joy

Thanks,

Dale Criswell

Reference

Beattie, M. (2015). Gratitude. The Coastal Center. Norwell; MA. Retrieved from http://thecoastalcenter.com/gratitude/.

Addiction Recovery: Cautious Envy; Affectionate Peace; Proverbs 14:30

 

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Peaceful mountain stream flows through lush forest , Doi Inthanon National Park Thailand

 

Peace Offers a Host of High Energy Emotions.

What does pornography offer you?

Long-term emotions, what Low Energy Emotions Does  pornography deluge you?

Proverbs 14:30  New International Version (NIV)

30 A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.

Peace comes to those who find recovery from addiction.

Thanks,

Dale