7/2/2014

What makes faith hard: ‘staying on the right path and not giving into temptation’:

Here’s a post we’ve sent out previously – it’s a good one to repeat for our topic this week…

Jesus, those bodies on the screen are so beautiful – so much more lovely than mine. And the sex I’m watching calls so deeply to the desires I have inside. Surely these feelings can’t be that bad? Didn’t you create this body to want intimacy?

You did. And I think I know that you want me to enjoy deep intimacy born of a real relationship, not the love-faking I’m so tempted to watch on my phone.

Help me see this temptation for what it is: a cheap substitute for the sacrifice and deep joy of true, committed, selfless love. Fill me with your mercy and grace. Help me leave this broken shortcut to real intimacy behind.

Read 1 Corinthians 13v4-13 here: http://bit.ly/11CMRKo

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