Once again I will continue my blog posts looking at my Sexual Sin Recovery and Sex is Sacred pages from my site. I have said this many times, but it bears repeating again. You will read a bunch of information, but you will see that the principles apply beyond the sexual arena. They apply to all of life. Life is sacred and is all about worshiping and glorifying Jesus! There is freedom from idolatry no matter what that idolatry is, and that freedom comes only from Christ, His Cross and the Empty Tomb. With that said, let’s continue looking at Sexual Sin Recovery.
Sexual Sin Recovery
Reminder: the road to freedom is not an easy one. It can take close to a year or even longer. In reality the road to freedom is a lifelong journey.
In our recent posts, we have focused on confession (confession to God and others) and finding both a mentor and sponsor to walk with you on the journey. We have also recommended great books to read as well. Our last post focused on doing a sexual sin inventory. This helps us understand how far we have fallen short of God’s holiness, but it also helps see the amazing forgiveness that Christ offers. You can refer to the last post for more on the sexual sin inventory. In this post we will focus on the 30 day media fast.
30 Day Media Fast –
I have written about this before, but I don’t think it ever hurts to revisit things that can help us. God is a jealous God, and He wants us bowing down to Him and Him alone. If we are honest with ourselves, we would admit that media has a big influence in our lives. For the sexual addict, this is very true! It is not just something the addict deals with though. All of us are influenced by media.
Stop for a second and realize that I am not telling you that all media is bad, and I do not want to be legalistic about this. Consider this though: How many unwanted things penetrate our heart and our brain on a daily basis because of advertisements or commercials or pop ups we did not ask for?
Just take this challenge: For the next 30 days do not participate in media. Only use media that helps you do your job or school or stay connected with close friends and family and Jesus. I think that would severely limit your media usage.
Every time you want to participate in media, run to Jesus! Spend time in prayer. Spend time in His Word. Spend time reading a good Christian book. Listen to one of your pastor’s sermons. Listen to worship music. At the end of the 30 days, evaluate how this has helped your relationship with God. Also, for those who struggle with sexual sin, ask yourself if your temptation to lust decreased or increased. Do you accept the challenge?
May our heart only bow down to Him!