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.
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.
Job 14:1 – 14
P.S. How did the scripture in Job affect you?
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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!
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
Beattie, M. (2015). Gratitude. The Coastal Center. Norwell; MA. Retrieved from http://thecoastalcenter.com/gratitude/.
You don’t know it yet but, at the end of this poem, you will feel positive and negative emotions. Both types can cause you to run after God.
They, who walk with good,
Fear God in deep wonderment.
Fools, who are perverse,
Loathe God and His Graciousness;
If I Love Porn, I hate God.
—A Tanka Poem
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.