STATE OF MIND
God Morning Father God,
I thank you for this day and for all the bless you have bestowed on us this day. God, there are many times when we make mistake and condemn ourselves from them. God, please help us to forgive ourselves and learn how to repent and change our ways. We don't want to disappointment you and we feel bad when we do, God help us to control our flesh, thoughts, and reaction to things around us and help us live the full life that you have designed for us to have. God, we love you and want to please your. Guide us and teach us how through your word and by us listening the Holy Spirit. God protect us and keep us covered each day.
In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen
God made my body as his temple. I will honor him with it.
'Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. ' 1 Corinthians 6:18-19 https://www.bible.com/bible/111/1CO.6.18-19
'It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, ' 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 https://www.bible.com/bible/111/1TH.4.3-4
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Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. 1 Thessalonians 4:3
WHAT WOULD you guess is the number one pressure on a girl to become sexually active? If you guessed guys, you’re wrong.
The greatest pressure on a girl often comes from her own girlfriends. If you find yourself in a situation like that, remember there are some things you can give away only once. Your virginity is one of them.
Don’t sacrifice the things that are eternal on the altar of the immediate. Translation: Don’t give away something you can never give away again to some guy-who buys you a lousy hamburger-just because your girlfriends are pressuring you. The next time they hassle you, shoot back at them what one young woman said to her friends: “In five minutes, I can become like you. But try as hard as you can, you can never again become like me.”
And guys, you might feel pressured to get sexually involved with your girlfriend by friends who say things like, “It’s natural when you’re in love.” It’s also natural to burp in public. But do you do that? No. Not everything natural is proper in every setting. Some things offend others. And to get sexually involved with your girlfriend, even if she wants to, offends other people and breaks God’s laws.
Think about how your actions would affect her parents if they ever found out. Or her future husband. Or what about her future children? Your actions would hurt them deeply. What are you going to tell her dad when he comes banging on your front door? “But, sir, it was the natural thing to do”?
When the Bible talks about love, the first characteristic it mentions is patience. First Corinthians 13:4 says, “Love is patient.” Real love can always wait to give. Lust, however, is different-it can never wait to get. If your boyfriend or girlfriend is pressuring you to have sex, he or she might have confused lust for love.
You don’t have to put up with the pressure. Your boyfriend or girlfriend may insist that love is his or her motivation. Tell your boyfriend or girlfriend that true love waits. That puts the pressure back on him or her, where it belongs.
You may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable sharing with God your thoughts and feelings about sex. But if you recall, he invented it. Nothing you can think, feel, or do about sex will embarrass him, and he stands ready to help you deal with the pressure you feel in this area.
REFLECT: How would you answer someone who said that sex before marriage is the “natural” thing to do?
PRAY: Tell God your concerns about sex.
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