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September Scripture Writing Plan

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Here it is! September’s scripture writing plan is all about God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness. August, we took time to really dig into scripture to see what God’s Word says about sex. If you’re like me, you found out about the ill effects of sex outside of marriage the hard way. Walking in purity is for everyone whether you’re married or not and we can’t walk this walk without God and the power of His Word. We in our flesh can’t stand against all the temptation but with Him all things are possible!

Now that we know the truth about sex, let’s learn about God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness for us that was given through the blood of Christ! This is all for us, His children, IF you’ve surrendered your life to Christ.

Take this month to learn God’s heart for us and what Jesus’ death on the cross has done for us! Praise God for the Blood and for His grace, mercy and forgiveness!!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

September SWP

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Ignore-rance

Ok, so I’m a Jill Scott fan, but I must say that her last cd troubles me  a bit especially the song “So Gone”. This is a prime example of why sex is reserved for marriage! Look at the mess sexual immorality creates! Throw in a tight beat and it looks and sounds all good, but it’s not! God has His reasons for reserving sex for marriage, I see it soooooo clearly now. I remember being in that mess! Giving in to the flesh knowing that it’s wrong and that in the end I will feel like crap or the guy is no good and you know that but, yet again, you give in to the flesh! The flesh and all our carnal desires mean us no good in the end! “Why does my body ignore what my mind says?” It does so because unless we have completely surrendered our lives to Christ, it’s impossible to resist temptation, flee immorality, take our thoughts captive, not put ourselves in tempting situations!!! In the flesh, we are powerless to do anything except give in to the flesh whether it be with sex, food, or shopping.  Giving in to our wants and desires when we know it’s not good for us, shows our ignorance.  Our ignorance to the fact that if you play with fire you will get burned!  Sin leads to death! You play around with it long enough, you will die.  I remember feeling this “death” in my heart when I gave myself to this guy who in the end tore my heart to pieces.  I remember thinking that he loves me, all is well, this is good, we’re growing we will be together, etc, but it didn’t happen that way.  And now looking back, THANK GOD!!!!!!! Had I not given my life to Christ, I would have let that incident rob me of my life and I would never have met my husband.  Operating in the ignorance of sin blocks alllllllll of the great and wonderful things that God has for us.  The best thing is to NOT allow yourself to get in a situation where you will be tempted to compromise your morals but if you find yourself there, God will ALWAYS provide a way out.  You just have to take it!!!!! Don’t ignore the ignorance any longer.  It’s not worth it.  I don’t care how good it looks on TV or how good the person looks on the outside, remember looks can be very deceiving!

Be blessed and encouraged,

Shannon

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Free Sex!

Christ died for you, so that makes you priceless!!! So why give yourself away for free?! You were created for more! When the time is right, God will bring you to the one who deserves you and is willing to give himself up for you in the same manner as Christ gave himself for the Church. (Ephesians 5:25)

 

Be blessed & encouraged!

Shannon