Tag: Theme Month: Feb ’15

Lust ≠ Love Series: Lies And Truth

When we are faced with sinful desires or overcoming them, sometimes we are faced with lies, excuses  or even a mental battle that may result us into falling into temptation. This final post in this Lust Love Series identifies some of the lies/excuses that sinful desires tell you, Joshua Harris in his book called Sex Is Not The Problem (Lust Is) came up with scriptural weapons to fight them back with. Which lie are you familiar with? (more…)

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Lust ≠ Love Series: M for Mastur…🙊

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Masturbation. A topic that is always tagged with a heated debate. Particularly when considering some Christians who ask: “Is this really wrong?” “Is it OK?” or saying: “the Bible did not mention it” or “it must be alright to do it then”.

Well, it’s not. If you are wondering about the “ifs” and “what’s” of masturbation, its somewhat an indication that there is some lack of knowledge when referring to the danger of lust and the accurate scriptural views of sex.

Let me drop a verse in.. “we perish through lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). (more…)

Lust ≠ Love Series: “Let’s Get Scriptural” (Romans 6:12)

Hey guys!

Very short post.

I think this post will mean I am up to speed for the Lust ≠ Love series, so next week I will be finally rounding up this theme.

So this week I have actually been looking at ovecoming lust and looking at ways to avoid lust triggers, action wise. Today, I want to use a different approach, by using a specific scripture, which is Romans 6:12. I actually got this idea from the audio testimony below. Have a listen. I hope the verse helps and it ministers to you. We can and we will overcome lust.

Pornography Has No Dominion Over Me – Ade

(Apologies if the sound quality is abit poor)


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Let’s us not be slaves to lust or any other type of sin, let us use the Word as weapon to set ourselves free.

Keep repeating to yourself…

“Therefore do not let [insert specific sin] reign in MY mortal body so that I obey evil desires”.

Other posts included in this series:


“Come here and listen, let me tell you what God has done for me” – Psalm 66:16 (NKJ)

If you have a testimony relating to sexual lust or any other type and would like to encourage someone with your story, here’s your space here and don’t worry, I’ll do the editing.

Lust ≠ Love Series: The Stain On My “Perfect Life” – Anonymous

Testimony Time!

Your Breakthrough time.


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I first started watching pornography when I was about 14. My parents were often out late in the evening at church functions so came home early in the morning. I knew about sex from school and friends but had never really seen it before except briefly in movies. Films back then weren’t as graphic as they are now, so the sex scenes I’d watched before then didn’t depict that much nudity. It started out as curiosity but soon developed into an obsession. Although we had Sky I couldn’t watch anything that required payment, which most pornographic material does, in case my parents found out when they got the bill. I was limited to what I could watch online, firstly because I shared a desktop with my siblings, and also because I didn’t want to accidentally download a virus and have to start answering questions as to its origin. I think the obsession developed because I always had a problem talking to boys, not just romantically but on a friendship level. I would get shy and self-conscious and the women in these movies seemed so confident. On some level I knew it was fake. I would tell myself that it wasn’t real, that what I was watching wasn’t an accurate depiction of sex, but I still found myself drawn to it. I never told anyone because I felt too ashamed. In other areas of life, I was pretty much the perfect child – straight A’s at school, played keyboard in church and taught at Sunday school, polite, helped out around the house. Perfect pastor’s daughter. This was the one area of my life that was a stain on an otherwise spotless existence, in my eyes anyway. I’d sat through several services at church where pornography was denounced, but I always felt that it was directed towards the men. I’ve read reports that show that a lot of women watch pornographic material for a variety of different reasons, but I don’t think the church addresses this enough. I knew I had a problem, and that the only way to be free of it was to come to God humbly, and just lay it on the cross. I don’t think as a young Christian I fully understood what grace actually means. It took me a long time to completely be free of the addiction. Whilst I knew that I had been forgiven, I didn’t fully commit myself to stop watching it properly. I thought if I stopped watch porn per se that I would be living right. But I deluded myself and found ways to still watch explicit material, usually by intentionally watching a movie or TV series with explicit sex scenes. At my lowest points, I questioned my sexuality. Whilst I have never had romantic feelings towards other women in real life, pornography is manipulative in that most films regardless of if they are aimed at men or women will have a larger amount of female nudity than male nudity. Seeing this on a continuous basis made me question whether or not I was really attracted to women, or just physically reacting to what I was watching. Even though I am now free of this addiction, I still know to guard myself and be careful what I watch. My Dad told me once that what we see and hear affects our spirit man in ways we cannot imagine. You may think “oh it’s just a TV show, oh it’s just a song” but you won’t know the damage it is doing spiritually to you until it’s too late. I’m grateful that I’ve been delivered from this addiction and hope that by being honest about it, I can encourage someone else who is struggling with the same issue. I would say that this addiction thrives with secrecy, as with most addictions. I struggled for a long time because I refused to talk to someone about it. If you have a mentor at church or a close God-fearing friend that you trust, tell them and get them to pray with you. Once you do that, start being practical and identify the things in your life that will trigger you to want to watch pornography, or become stricter with what you watch/listen to. (more…)

Lust ≠ Love Series: Overcoming Lust? Have A Plan.

Hey testifiers, It has been a while and I apologies. I think this week will have to be a busy one. To make up for the time lost. So here goes.

The next few post will include how to overcome lust and as well as more testimonies that relate to sexual lust and how these individuals overcame it.

I hope so far, the posts have ministered to you, please please please give in your feedback on what you have read so far and if you would like Lust ≠ Love Series 2 to be published (say so lol or you can even suggest a theme for another month). I currently have 2 in mind. But I will allow the Lord to guide me.


So back to the main purpose of the post…

Overcoming lust…

So you’ve admitted that lust is a major sin in your life *thumbs up*

You say you want to change – great!

So now, how are you going to do this?

I guess that that’s why you’re reading this post today – fair enough and thanks lool 🙂

I have a few questions for you though: I want to ask have you thought about… (more…)

Lust ≠ Love Series: THE FRAGMENTED SOUL.” SEX!”

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In addition to the increase in distance between God and us when we get involved in sexual lust. We also form soul ties (1 Corinthians 6:16).

Now it wouldn’t be right for me to go straight to “Overcoming Lust” without posting a post that actually refers to soul ties. Praise Jesus for wordpress, I have decided give you a new voice to the page today where I have rebloged a post from Pst Zino where the he hits several nails on the head…as in he’s on point.

I hope the post helps someone out there.


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“Come here and listen, let me tell you what God has done for me” – Psalm 66:16 (NKJ)

Write your own testimony in here

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When we talk of sex, well even a lame man understands it and he can teach and explain the pleasures and benefit of it. Telling us the fun and blah blah blah about it to anybody at any given time. So there is no need explaining. I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT SEX!!!
But it takes a spiritual man to understand the consequences and the spiritual aspect of it. At this point we really know who is who!!! Haha!

Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is no one to deliver. Psalm 7:2

When we talk about sex we talk about Soul ties, They are directly Proportional. People thinks it just something we are Cooking up to scare people. Well I wish it were actually so.
The soul is so important that Jesus said in Matthew 16:26 ” What shall it profit…

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Lust ≠ Love Series: “Lust, I can’t beat it!” 😣 | Testimony – Samantha B

Today’s post will be divided into two parts.

Part 1 will explore the potential reasons as to why we find it hard to break the chains of lust. Part 2, is testimony time from a featuring blogger, whoop whoop!

As stated in the introduction, this is a series is based on sexual sin. However, this post can be applied to other forms of lust, so before you switch screen, please leave keypad alone and read on. (more…)

Lust ≠ Love Series: “We’re Not Equal!”

The aim of this post is to get both definitions of “lust and love”… OK, maybe you could have gone to a dictionary or looked it up on the internet. But this time round as you’re reading this through, I think it will be a good idea to check ourselves, check and evaluate ourselves and our relationships, friendships and even marriages…

I should emphasis on the point that whether you display lust or love characteristics, both substances have a funny way of an impact in our lives. Make sure it is the “love” that has an impact on you and your life. Allow your love for other people to bring you rewards. (more…)

Lust ≠ Love Series: Introduction

February, the month alot of people associate with “love”.

So…

I have decided to do something abit different. Over the next few weeks I will be publishing posts around the theme of “Love ≠ Lust”, as it is a topic that is hardly touch upon in churches. And it is a topic that needs to be talked about, preached about and prayed about today. It affects all generations but serious talks, information needs to be delivered to my generation and of course our future leaders… so birth years from mid 80s right down to the ’00s, this is for you!

Initially, I had certain points I planned to cover but I am going to allow God to minister to me and through to me to reach your spiritual needs around this topic.

Alongside with testimonies and the Word, I will be featuring other posts from other bloggers to give you a some kind of insight to the topics associated with this topic. Post publish dates are Thursdays for testimonies and other posts will be at random (three times a week at most, including Thursday. (I don’t want any post getting lost in the “post crowd” lol. With the Lord’s help I will try as much as possible to squeeze as much as I can about lust within the next few weeks)

Quick note: I should point out that this series will predominately focus on lust in form of sexual sin. However, I am sure the aspects touched could also be applied to the many forms of lust.

Depending on the request and feedback “Lust ≠ Love” Series 2 will focus on Love in Relationships, Marriage and our neighbour…well its down to you.

Please feel free to ask any question(s) via the Multifunction Box. If you would also like to share your own story* in relation to sexual sin, deliverance from fornication (or any other testimonies) please don’t hesitate to message me either.

*Anonymity is also promised..

In advance, I would like to thank everybody who contributed to this, much appreaciated and God bless you. Testifiers, may the Lord perfect your testimony in Jesus name.

Readers, as you read through the series and key into the Word, may you also recieve your own testimony, in Jesus’ name.

DAfricanLady

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“Come here and listen, let me tell you what God has done for me” – Psalm 66:16 (NKJ)