My dream last night:
My little sister had her boyfriend over. They were getting too frisky and I knew this wasn’t going anywhere good so I grabbed the guy. “That’s it! You are out of here.” He just smirked because he knew he would be back in moments anyway. I threw him out the front door and he darted into a side door. I ran around to cut him off and managed to get him out of the house again. I had a cattle prod and was driving him down a trail away from the house. Again, he had the smirk. He knew that she wanted him back and that I had no real authority to send him away. He would be back.
I recently saw this quote from Bob Marley:
Which then reminded me of this quote from Solomon:
“Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” Song of Solomon 8:4 NIV
I have/had a Christian friend that recently found a woman. They are engaged and when he told me, I was happy for him. But then the story came out. He had moved her into his apartment.
My heart sank.
I texted him and gently suggested that it seemed like the right move that she move back to her parents till the wedding day?
He texted back: ‘never contact me or call me ever again.’
I texted him back, ‘I thought I was simply reminding you to act according to your own beliefs?’
Even though this guy was a good friend that I looked forward to hanging out with again, I don’t expect him to invite me to the wedding. In fact, I don’t expect him to ever contact me again. Why? Because I called attention to his shameful activity?
What man of God would subject one of God’s daughters to such public open shame?
Don’t we all realize the damage that sin causes? Don’t we know that the enemies greatest aim is to get us to fall into one of the most addictive and damaging areas we could possibly fall into: sexual sin?
“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18
Read the following article, Waiting to Awaken Love: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/waiting-to-awaken-love