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Topic: Beach (07/04/05)
TITLE: Sun is shining be vigilant
By james karuga
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James, (my spiritual father told me) the sun is shining temptations are near and our outer man is happy but I am trying when I go to unwind on the beach not to hurt my inner Helper (he reiterated).
I said to him, "me am callous to sin and no matter how many skimpy women I see I do not fuel my lust am walking the walk baby am stable spiritually man you know me don’t you".
I do James but even strong men in Salvation fall King David did. It is why this summer I am not going to the beach. Am off to mountain climbing there I know am not likely to succumb to fleshly lust except maybe eating a MacDonald to replace replenish my calories and can you blame me for that without a Mac and GOD’s grace I can let go of the rope. Listen James go enjoy yourself and be real with yourself and Jesus. See you.
Surely not even I could understand what he meant but as I sat down to unwind on the sand with a can of soda. I started looking around the multitudes sprawled around me with skimpy outfits without a care in the world. Then I was all engrossed on the figures walking around me sizing them all up. It hit me I was not even enjoying my holiday break I was ogling wondering what made that man eat so much food now his stomach is sagging wow look at that babe she got the real size my outer man (flesh) went to work and said “I want her my flesh told me” Just then my outer man is telling me James “what do you think beach means it is Babes Excitement Aggression Companion Hitched there you got yourself a woman” I said to myself is it that easy, is getting a spouse for life determined by a fleeting fleshly feeling by my outer man(flesh) maybe I should make a move on her.
Just then NO! An inner man (Holy Ghost) said and he reminded me a verse “James, remember there is a path that seems right to a man but its way leads to destruction. I said to myself Christ has taken me too far I can’t destroy my eternal relationship with the King of kings just because of a skimpy lady. Yet if I anchor my trust in the Messiah he can connect me with a princess for a wife. My flesh was growling at me trying to sound intellectual by saying you idiot “a bird in hand is worth two in the bush stop tripping James get her”. My inner helper said to me James also Beach could mean Be Extra Aware Cheap Hurts do not take your Messiah and Perfect Redeemer to the cross again. I must admit the truth to me was painful but it was real the Bible says the lustful Flesh wrestles with the Spirit. I now knew why my friend told me the outer man is happy when sun is shining because all the flesh wants is to be satisfied with lust while grieving God by blinding us from remembering our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
With all the dialogue going on in my conscience I reached a conclusion why don’t I behave like Joseph and depart from a likely sinful situation by fleeing like the way Joseph fled from Potipha’s wife and please GOD. You know I did just that but as I was wiping sand off my vest area in my chest area I heard a voice behind me “hey Papi you look good and hot” I thought to myself is this all there is to life lust and flesh I wondered. NO! GOD cannot lower HIS standards to accommodate our compromises no. I walk back home to find my Spiritual Father bloated like a balloon with air apparently he tells me Mac’s and constipation are pals resulting in inactivity like a hibernating crocodile so he never climbed the mountain coz of overeating see in life everything you do has consequences which is why Jesus said the wages of sin is death. And Deuteronomy 30:19 Jehovah tells us I have set before you life and death blessing and curse therefore choose life so you and your descendants may live. When meditating on that I realized I was bought at a price the Blood Of Jesus Christ to cleanse me of my sins.
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