Grow Bloom Wilt
I was in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors and nurses.
Losing consciousness, I felt myself dying.
I had a terrifying tryst.
In my mind’s ear, I heard God ask me to give an account for my life.
In my heart, I felt his anger. I had to purify my life.
I pleaded to live. I came back to the doctors and nurses.
Psalms 90: 7 – 9 (King James Version)
7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
Is there a single evil in the world that cannot be traced back to fear (Mello, 1990, p. 62)?
Think about it.
Is there any good in the world that is not traced back to love (p. 62)?
Pornography is evil–a violence that is based in fear.
Relationships that are based in fidelity are rooted in trust or love.
Pornography is not victimless. Because porn is based in evil, everyone who is involved becomes a victim.
More than 50% of married men in America view porn at least once a month; moreover, approximately the same percentage of Christian men watch pornography on a monthly basis (PR Newswire, 2014).
Fear or Love, what rules your heart?
When you experience fear, remember, love overcomes evil.
Mello, A. D. (1990). Awareness. p. 62. New York; NY: Doubleday.
PR Newswire. (2014, August 14). How many Christians do you think watch porn? Lynchburg; VA. Retrieved from http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2123093.
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.
A psalm of praise, of David
1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 3 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
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.