If you had just one thing that contributed to staying sexual sober, what would that be?
On today’s show, we’ll wrap up our conversation with author and pastor Deon Thomas from The King’s Sanctuary in Kingston, Jamaica. We have been discussing his devotional workbook titled, “21 Days to Sexual Purity: A Biblical Devotional For Overcoming Sexual Temptations”.
Today’s show is on the importance of prayer. You’ve heard me say many times that when you read God’s Word, you’re listening to his voice and prayer is an extension of that time.
I was once asked during one of my workshops, “If you had just one thing that contributed to staying sexual sober, what would that be?” My answer was and is immediate. It’s prayer. God changes you from the inside out when you spend time with Him by reading His Word over and over from cover to cover.
On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:
- The importance of prayer
- How do we pray not to fall into temptation
- Prayer techniques for those of us who struggle with prayer
Are you celebrating your little victories as you walk in purity? Things that you might not find as significant – like praying for help when tempted, instead of yielding to the temptation. Or maybe it’s reaching out to your purity partner via text asking for prayer.
These things may seem insignificant, but they are not! You’re implementing godly disciplines instead of doing the same old thing that you’ve always done. The Apostle Paul says it this way in Ephesians 4:17-24
With the Lord’s authority, I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity. ut that isn’t what you learned about Christ. Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
Did you know that the average born-again Christian spends more time in one evening watching television, surfing the Internet or playing video games than an entire week reading the Bible? What’s my point? Well, just a little common sense, and observation, you’ll never truly be righteous and holy by watching “Dancing With The Stars.”