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Do you struggle with lust or other
sins and addictions?
To Kill a Lion
, written by Bruce
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the roots of their sexual addiction. The
theme is, “Men cry out, I know it is
wrong, but why can’t I stop!” The book
is for both counselors and strugglers.
Kill a Lion
will help men understand
their own sexuality and what makes it operate “out of
alignment” with God’s design. You’ll learn why it is healthy
to be sexual as a man, but in a pure and Godly way. Though
this book was not written for women, many are reading it
and getting understanding of things they never knew about
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A Fast Pleasing To God
Isaiah 58:11 caught my eye this
morning. It says:
And the Lord shall
guide thee continually, and satisfy thy
soul in drought, and make fat thy
bones: and thou shalt be like a watered
garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.
We all desire to have God guide, bless,
and prosper us continually. But what
does it take for this to happen? Many
times we feel more like the people in
verses 1-5. God's children were fasting
and seeking Him, but they were not
happy with the outcome. They asked;
Why have we fasted and You have not
seen? Why have we afflicted our souls
and You take no notice
God told them they were taking
pleasure in their fasts and afflictions
and were fasting for wrong reasons: to
be noticed, for strife and debate. God
said He was not pleased with this kind
of fasting and did not find pleasure in
seeing His children afflict themselves.
This kind of fasting was not acceptable
He then described what He wanted His
people to do: to loose the bands of
wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens,
to let the oppressed go free, and to
break every yoke, to feed the hungry,
to bring the outcasts in, to provide
clothing for those who do not have
clothing, and to care for their families
(see Isaiah 58:6-7).
God told them that if these things
happened, THEN they would see their
light and their health, and they would
be known for their righteousness.
THEN the glory of God would follow
them wherever they went. He told them
He would answer when they called if
they quit judging and blaming each
other. If they humbled themselves and
reached out to those who were less
fortunate, a bright light would scatter
the darkness for them. THEN God
would guide them, and satisfy them.
This brings us back to verse 11, to what
we want for our lives!
It gets better.
In verse 12, God told them they would
rebuild broken things and would be
The Repairer of the Breach, The
Restorer of Paths to Dwell In.
Wouldn't we love to be called those
things? God concludes by telling them
that if they turned away from seeking
their own pleasure and speaking their
own words, and turned to Him and
honored and delighted in Him, He
would cause them to
ride the high
places of the earth and eat of the
heritage of Jacob.
The gist is this: there is a time when
God will lift us up, but first we must
truly surrender to Him. If we humble
ourselves and lay down our desires, if
we surrender our dreams and goals to
Him, and if we honor Him, delight in
Him, and put others and their needs
first, God will not forget. He will raise
us in due time.
This is a process. Because we are so
blinded to our own pride and our own
will, God often shows us things in
stages. I am in this process myself.
Sometimes I am stunned at my own
pride, but He is never surprised. He just
takes us to the places we need to go to
learn the lessons we need to learn, just
like He did with His children long ago.
God is patient and will
not give up.