Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"WE can overcome, when we stand side by side!"

Everyone has heard the phrase, "you can't do it alone".....and I guess, there is some truth to that. Often times, we try to do things on our own and fail miserably. We don't really think about how much easier it would be to have the help of others. Maybe, just maybe, it's probably best to seek the help of others. Especially, when it comes to sexual sin.

In today's society, the sexual temptations are real....probably more so now than ever before. It seems "to be the norm" to see sexual explicate material all over, in various media forms. It's kind of accepted to see it and engage it. The boundaries of sexual material are pushed more and more. The line that used to be drawn in the sand, is now constantly moving. It's no longer in a stationary place that says, enough is enough!

Temptations are all around us, aren't they? It may surprise you that nowhere in the Bible are we told to "resist temptation." But, we are told to "resist the evil one" - satan. Some temptations are only overcome with the help of a partner who prays for you, encourages you, and holds you accountable. God's plan for your growth and freedom includes other Christians. Authentic, honest, fellowship is the antidote to your lonely struggle against those (sexual) sins that won't budge. God says it is the only way you're going to break free:

"Confess your sins to each other and pray for
each other, so that you may be healed."
James 5:16.

As a 423men's group, we come together to take-on the sexual sin that surrounds us. We draw the line in the sand and say, enough is enough! And we do so by relying on the Word of God, by relying on prayer, and by relying on each other.

WE can overcome, when we stand side by side!


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