But as for me, how good it is to be near God!
I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter,
and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.
These are tough times to be a follower of Christ. There was a time when sin was done behind closed doors. Now it is out in the open and people are encouraged to display it proudly. They are called courageous and patted on the back. Sin is in your face. You can’t watch television anymore without your beliefs being challenged. The music you hear played by youth today incites rebellion. The lyrics are filled with filth. They call it artistic freedom. One of them sings about the what he feels are the joys of rapping his own mother and killing his wife. Homosexuals shove their agenda in your face. There is no more shame in today’s society. When we as Christians try to speak out we are shouted down and told we are bigots. Wrong has become right and righteousness has become wrong.
Summer seems to be the time that it is more open. Every year people seem to be wearing less and less clothing. As a male who used to be addicted to pornography, it can be quite difficult. Men are stimulated through the visual senses. The way a women dresses or their lack of dress can greatly affect him and cause him to stumble. Tight jeans or pants, bare mid-drifts, or low cut blouses, a lot of these clothes don’t leave much to the imagination. Going to the corner store can sometimes be a nightmare for me. Don’t get me wrong, men can dress just as provocatively so that it affects a woman.
Everyday I realize more and more that our eyes have to be on Jesus continuously. Oh how we need Him now more than ever. As this world decays and falls into debauchery, He is the only stability we can find. We need to cry out daily for a closer walk with Him. Oh Lord, we long to love You more! Lord help us to fix our eyes upon You, the Author and Finisher of our faith. We long to be a light to this world! Please shine Lord through us brighter than ever! The lyrics to one of my favourite hymns says it best; "I am weak but thou art strong, Jesus keep from all wrong. I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to thee. Just a closer walk with Thee, grant it Jesus is my plea, Daily walking close to Thee. Let it be dear Lord, let it be. When My feeble life is over, time for me will be no more. Guide me gently, safely over, to Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore. Just a closer walk with Thee, grant it Jesus is my plea, Daily walking close to Thee. Let it be dear Lord, let it be. Amen.
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