Ready to be simply human as you pursue God? Here we go with the naughty list, you can…
Following a God who is spirit is a venture in faith, the flip-side of faith is doubt. They go together like two sides of the same coin. Seasons of doubt come to even the most devout. If we look through the Bible, we find people doubting God’s purpose, God’s promise, themselves, and even God!
It is natural to go through seasons of doubt. What builds or destroys is not the doubt, but what we do with it. All champions in the faith had a few things in common: They were honest about their doubt. They faced their doubt. They continued even as they doubted and they ended affirmed in some way. That’s how it worked for Gideon in an impossible call, Moses in an impossible mission, Abraham’s impossible age, Peter denying Christ, and Thomas doubting the resurrection. They were all understandable, but in the end, each was answered.
Contrary to popular opinion, God says it’s ok to get angry. It’s not wrong, just human. The danger is, we usually doing something stupid while we are angry.
God expects us to get angry at times. But He offers us a few guidelines:
Warning! –Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Prov. 29:11
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry because human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. James 1:19-20
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:26, 27
Be a hot lover
The Greeks had three words for love; moral love, love of a friend, and erotic love. Scripture offers wisdom on excelling in all three… yes, even the erotic!
On the steamy side; read the Song of Solomon. In this intense love letter, Solomon writes:
The curves of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman. Your navel is a rounded goblet which lacks no blended beverage. Your waist is a heap of wheat set about with lilies. Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. Song of Solomon 7:1-3
Ok, I’m going for a cold shower… be right back…
In today’s mindset, we equate sexual satisfaction in the thrills of novelty. We see little more than boredom in the long-term or familiar. But even psychological research is discovering that the most sexually satisfied people are those who have managed to stay in love over the long-haul and enjoy the depths of love that only time can provide. The trick is, that type of love involves growth in the other two types of love. (The Greeks had something there.)
So, there are 3 ways that God says, it’s ok to be “naughty”, just be honest about it- with Him, and with yourself. It is certainly food for thought!