โœจ SEX – THE AVOIDED TOPIC ๐Ÿ”˜

Sex - Topic

For a start, why should we abstain from sex as singles?

Why is it that despite the fact that chastity campaigns are increasing, the abstinence mentality is declining so rapidly? That sex has now been reduced to everything โ€œcarnalโ€.

So yeah letโ€™s get back to the basics –

Why should we abstain?

Is it because our pastors or church leaders told us so? Or is it because our parents have mentioned it countless times to us, that we feel we should honor them by preserving this blessing – sex?

While I was pondering on this subject, I couldnโ€™t help but see why we have been so caught in the web of finding it difficult to abstain.

Seek - Please God - Unlimited Strength

One thing He brings to my heart is the fact that when we seek to please Him – God, we enter into His unlimited strength to uphold His vessel (His temple) – you!

But when we misplace this priority/order, and choose to abstain for every other reason, we find ourselves in the limited.

Itโ€™s only in God that we have unlimited strength to abstain. So again, what are your reasons for keeping yourself chaste?

Itโ€™s time to choose to do this for the right reason. Which should be our only reason and that is to honor God enough, with our vessels.

โ€œYou were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.โ€
1 Corinthians 6:20 AMPC

Remember, you were bought with a price. And that price requires only one thing from you – which is to honor Him with all that you are and stand for.

Bought with a Price - Honour Him with your body

Let your love for God be spelt out loud, in your dealings!

โ€œLove GOD, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all thatโ€™s in you, love him with all youโ€™ve got!โ€
Deuteronomy 6:5 MSG

Lastly, sex is a blessing and itโ€™s time we redefine this. Itโ€™s a blessing that should be kept within the premise of โ€œmarriageโ€.

โ€œLet marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.โ€
Hebrews 13:4 AMPC

And,

โ€œDrink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well.
[Confine yourself to your own wife] let your children be for you alone, and not the children of strangers with you. Let your fountain [of human life] be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], and rejoice in the wife of your youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant doe [tender, gentle, attractive]โ€“let her bosom satisfy you at all times, and always be transported with delight in her love.โ€
Proverbs 5:15, 17-19 AMPC

May His word redefine our minds. And aid us in making a decision to henceforth act according to His words. Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Blessings. ๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿ’ #HCCounsels#๐Ÿ’ 

26 Comments Add yours

  1. 75% of my writingshereareon sex; yet everybody love sex,most everybody afraid to write about sex-such cowards!
    I love this post!

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    1. Thank you for loving the post, Prince Welch.
      Do have a great day. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. I aways have a good day; because I always have good sex with a woman who knows how to love and sex me!

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  2. capost2k says:

    Mercy, someone once told me that if we preach the entire Bible but leave out that area that is most conflicted in our society, we are failing to “preach the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27) We need to hear this more from pulpits!
    One of the best articles I ever came across that reaffirms your presentation is mostly the work of George Sanchez of the Navigators. As you note, when we seek to please God, He provides the strength. I produced Sanchez’ article as a page in my blog: https://capost2k.wordpress.com/changing-your-thought-patterns/
    Blessing on you, my sister.
    c.a.

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    1. ecohorizons says:

      I agree with what is mentioned but this is easier said than done because abstinence requires a strong will to detach from or rise above such physical desire.

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      1. ecohorizons says:

        Redirection or transmutation is better …

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      2. capost2k says:

        Only by Jesusโ€™ power through His Holy Spirit. In the flesh we will all sin, but Christ can set us free from our โ€œfleshโ€ even while we still live in it. He cannot make us virgins again if we have sinned, but He can make us pure again, and able to resist the temptations.

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    2. Hmm. I love that person’s thoughts. We need to share His word – not in parts, but wholly. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Yes He does. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      And this is such a blessing.
      Thanks for sharing the link and for your comments. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen and to you too, sir. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. This is such a great post! Waiting is worth it! I love your mindset about this topic and couldn’t help but think of Isaiah 40:31 while reading it. Blessings, Mercy!

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    1. Thank you, ma’am. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Smiles. Glad to know this.
      Yes! – when we wait on Him, we are renewed in our strength. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Amen. And to you too, and the family. โค

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  4. Perth Girl says:

    I think it is so important to talk about topics like this. I had written something about the same topic in a post called Believers freedom.
    Often any topic related to sex is usually avoided in church but I think it is so necessary.
    Blessings to you Mercy ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Yes, ma’am. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      That’s good. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Can you please share the blog link?
      Yes it is. And it’s time we talk more about it.
      Amen, and to you too. ๐Ÿค—
      Do have a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™

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  5. This is such an important topic my friend. Sex is more beautiful with experienced within the bounds of the Word of God

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    1. Thank you for affirming this, ma’am. โค
      And for sharing your thoughts on this.
      Blessings to you and your family. ๐Ÿค—

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  6. vgeorg says:

    Inspiring words. Read the Bible, pray every day in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the Truth ๐Ÿ™

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this, sir. ๐Ÿ™‚
      His word is the truth we should uphold. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Blessings to you this day and always. ๐Ÿ™

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  7. Sex!

    It’s really sad to see what our community today has become, with both young and adult robbing themselves of their glorious future at the altar of sex.

    Several times, I ask myself why? How did we get this so wrong, especially with this young generations.

    But just like you said Mercy, a lot of these people doesn’t really know why they should abstain, or enjoy sex in while married. While sometimes, some of the reasons we even give them are not enough to constrain them.

    But, I’m sorry to say, If we have not come to a point of understanding what honouring God means (both with our body and spirit), we can continue to talk about Sex, but we might not see the change we desire.

    For ye are bought with a price, therefore you have to, you must honor God with your body which belongs to him in the first place (emphasis).

    Thanks for sharing sis… I’m blessed

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    1. Smiles. The famous word! ๐Ÿ˜

      Sighs. Sadly!
      Phew. It is indeed worrisome. ๐Ÿ˜“

      Yes bro. And an understanding of the why is needed. ๐Ÿ“Œ

      Thanks for emphasizing on the verse too.
      Glad to. Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.
      Blessing, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. Ruelha says:

    SO true. Very well approached. Sex is just so casual these days. Marriage has lost it’s sanctity. The marriage bed is no longer holy. We need people to post things like these teaching us valuable lessons to keep ourselves holy and reminding us of the price that was paid.

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    1. Thank you for affirming this and sharing your thoughts on this, Ruelha. โค
      May we live by His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™
      Do enjoy the rest of your day. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Ruelha says:

        Amen to that, MErcy.
        Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Dawn says:

    I enjoyed your post. We need to hear more about this topic in the body of Christ. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Perfect-J says:

    I really Enjoyed the messages, more strength.

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  11. inspirechief says:

    Beautifully written. You tackled this sensitive (which shouldn’t be sensitive) topic with great insight. God speaks through you and has made you wise beyond your years. Scott

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  12. I was brought up with my parents never really telling me about sex. It was a “hush” type of deal. I told my girls because I did not want them growing up like I did. I think nowadays, parents don’t really care as much. Most of them are friends with their kids at a young age, because they want to act young as well. When you have parents acting in that manner, the morals go out the window. That leads to the question, where are the morals?
    God Bless. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. Kally says:

    I love that you have never hide from talking about important topics. Blessings and love from Malaysia!

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