If you are attuned to biochemistry and other sciences I believe you will enjoy this man’s story. The video quality is not that good, ie, the vocal is off and I believe it is because of what they are doing with the background. This guy however, has a great story that I love. Take a listen now. Hear his story.
I choose love. . .
No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.
I choose joy. . .
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical. . .the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
I choose peace. . .
I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.
I choose patience. . .
I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.
I choose kindness. . .
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
I choose goodness. . .
I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.
I choose faithfulness. . .
Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.
I choose gentleness. . .
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
I choose self-control. . .
I am a spiritual being. . .After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.”
(Max Lucado, When God Whispers Your Name)
Thoughts and answers on how to seek help for addiction to pornography.
Pastor Mark Driscoll answers this question as part of a live “Ask Anything” session in which audience members SMS questions to the pulpit to be answered in real time.
This question was answered in the broader context of a sermon entitled “Sexual Sin” which can be found at http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/religionsaves/sexual-sin
- Free e-book: Porn-again Christian (setwatchman.com)
Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben shares the truth about porn and her amazing story in Anaheim California in 2008.
After hearing God say the word ‘PORN’ to them, two young Christian pastors are off on a quixotic journey into the world of pornography. Their mission: Help the poor suffering masses who are in the grips of the dirty filthy smutty PORNO PLAGUE that is sweeping our entire planet! In Chapter 10, Porno Pastors Craig and Mike get a TV interview and find new courage to press their message that Jesus Loves Porn Stars
Meet a woman who has witnessed unspeakable evil and lived to tell about it.
Kim granted CBN News the first American television news interview. We must warn you that the images and content of this report are not suitable for children.
The Cold Facts of Modern Slavery
- A child is trafficked every 30 seconds. – UNICEF
- The average age of entry into commercial sex slavery in the United States is 13 years old. – United States Department of Justice
- Human Trafficking occurs in 161 out of 192 countries. – The United Nations
- Pornography is a 96 billion dollar per year industry. – The Internet Filter Review
- Up to 96% of women in prostitution want to escape but feel they can’t. – United Labor Organization
- Human Trafficking is a 32 billion dollar per year industry. – The United Nations
- In some countries it is estimated that 70% of men purchase sex. – Victor Malarek; The Johns
- Over 27 million people are enslaved around the world. This is more than double the number of Africans enslaved during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. – Kevin Bales; Free the Slaves More