I was at a sports awards banquet last night with my oldest. It was cool and fun and they had a DJ… Then the dance floor opened up and I watched ages 8-16 year old kids dancing and having a blast with their parents to songs like “Blurred Lines” by Robin thick and the twerking stylings of Miley cyrus.
Todays culture makes it so hard for men and women to stay pure.
Sex is flaunted and paraded in front of us every where we go.
Regardless if we act on it or not the images are burned into our eyes as comparison markers against our spouse or future mate and how we see the opposite sex…
The sounds and lyrics bounce around in our skulls and forces our brains to justify the content as being ok.
We had a great time…
But I know how hard this struggle is as a man…
I turned to my 13 year old and said “it’s time to go…” and as I walked out I watched little girls dancing with their parents to blurred lines…A song that sugarcoats “consensual” rape < [not for kids link].
As we left I prayed my sons wouldn’t get trapped by the snare that elevates fictional sex and counterfeit beauty over the real thing.
I pictured my Daughter…the Diva-Ninja, Morgan as I watched 8 year old girls singing with their families “you know you want it” and found myself praying protection over her from ever thinking somebody else should control her and that she is anything less than a diamond and a beautiful child of the Creator.
We all lust after things because we are sinners. We ask for God to RENEW our minds and our hearts so we don’t act on these things. Love is not self gratifying.
These lines aren’t blurry to me. This is black and white.
It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.