Christian sexuality seems like a hot topic, maybe a little too risky or taboo to even discuss, but let’s have a discussion. Being able to discuss sexuality openly and honestly and in purity seems hard to come by in a church setting. Often time, it is accompanied with a message to the ladies about what not to do and the men about temptations to avoid. It is good to know what pitfalls to steer clear of, the hidden traps often missed and the restrictions with which we ought to live. It is better, however to have a heart to totally devote one’s self to purity and righteous living in front of God. At some point, our lives begin to change, when our commitment and love for our Savior and God deepens.
I have been reading “Single, Saved and Having Sex,” by Ty Adams. I recommend this book for anyone, Saved, Single or Having Sex, even parents with teenagers. I am a veteran to this read, however this time around; I not only devoted myself to completing the read, but to completing the process of living holy before God. I would encourage anyone struggling sexually, emotionally, or in their commitment to the Lord to reflect on this book. Of course, first and foremost, it is necessary to partake of the daily living bread, the Word of God and then to apply it.
Humans have a need for relationships, while we have this desire, we ought not be unequally yoked or drawn away by lusts. Our primary relationship is to be with the Lord Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Father through fellowship with the Holy Spirit. There is a direct vertical relationship as well as horizontal. Our duty as Christians is to be light to this dark world, even in our sexuality. Sex is a privilege of the marriage covenant. It is challenging to invoke “old ways,” also known as God’s standards when we compare ourselves with the way of world. None of God’s requirements require us to compare ourselves to one another. I remember as a child, I would tell my parents: But my friends’ mom let her go, why can’t I? As Christians, we are required to discover the will of God, not have excuses of why we cannot obey.
There was a lot of hoop-la about Miley Cyrus in the media circuits recently and the display which was given at the Video Music Awards. Though repulsive and disrespectful to mothers of her young adoring fans, the world is not where we turn to for good examples and good morals. Hopefully no young girl thinks that “twerking” is cute and resembles it because “Miley Cyrus did it.” Who is to say? What has made the church so tolerant is this lateral comparison rather than juxtaposition with the Word of God. Having a baby out of wedlock or having abortions becomes okay, because the world says we cannot judge and because people have had hurt feelings. The spirit behind all that we do for God should be love: not bitterness, not hatred, but love.
I admonish you all to embrace what God’s Word says about who you are as you develop in right relationship with the Savior.