Here is Daniel’s devotional:
No matter how loud and how powerful a mighty muscle car engine rumbles and roars…it all starts with a spark from a series of small spark plugs. It’s pretty neat stuff how a few sparks mixed with some gasoline and some pistons pumping causes combustion to make an engine to roar to life! Without the spark plugs there is no rumble, there is no roar. The spark plug is a small but vital part of the overall concept of an engine running.
If you pull the plugs you pull the power. Just like spark plugs being pulled would rob the roar of an engine so will sin steal power and authority from a man. Many men rationalize sin by saying “this is just a small sin, it’s not hurting anyone” and yet even the smallest of sins is still sin and all sin has one end result, destruction.
Some major spark plug pullers for men are pride, pornography and the pursuit of power. The key to keeping the keys to your roar is staying humble, holy and hungry for God. Also staying accountable to a brother in Christ and taking ownership of your shortcomings. As well it so important to always seek to have a tender, responsive and sensitive heart towards the Spirits redirection.
Stay plugged into the power and you will keep on ripping and roaring towards the finish line.
In what areas of your life do you need a spiritual “tune-up”?
What are some sins that have pulled your power plug in the past or present?
How do you plan to stay plugged into the power?
Here are the scriptures referenced:
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 KJV
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psalms 51:11 KJV
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Proverbs 14:12 KJV
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:5 KJV
Here are Stu’s thoughts:
People say porn is ok. People rationalize their viewing by saying I’m not hurting anyone. People will say at least I’m not physically having sex.
Those sayings seem right. But oh boy are they ever so wrong.
Porn is no form or fashion ok.
Porn hurts everyone! It hurt you! It hurts your spouse/girlfriend! Don’t believe me? Read this!
And yeah you are having sex with someone even though it’s not a physical bonding. Remember sex is a mental and spiritual act as well as physical. So yeah…if married you have committed adultery. If you are single it’s called fornication. Both of which we are told to flee from!!
Porn took my spark away decades ago! But, I got a tune up 😊
And I still have my accountability partners to help with maintenance!
Men, if you struggle with pornography, you will never be the man of God He designed you to be!
Ask God for forgiveness right now…for ALL of it. Your desires, your thoughts, your actions, and your lack of true intimacy in your relationships. Block the websites! Get an accountability partner! Someone you can trust.
And get that tune up for your life.
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