Sexual purity begins in the mind, not the body.

Molecular Thoughts

SORD Guest: IRENE

Today I met this pretty lady called IRENE. I asked her what she thought about the origin of sexual feelings. She went on to tell me from the scripture:

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”

(Proverbs 23:7).

“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality . . .”

(Matthew 15:19-20).

“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart”

(Matthew 5:28).

You will inevitably adopt the morality of the programs, movies, books, magazines, music, Internet sites and conversations you participate in.

Remember GIGO, Garbage in, garbage out; Godliness in, Godliness out.

The cognitive is basic to the behavioral; you become what you choose to feed your mind on.

    Sow a thought, reap an action;
     Sow an action, reap a habit.
     Sow a habit, reap a character.
     Sow a character, reap a destiny.

Your future can be accurately predicted by what you allow your mind to dwell on. Sinful actions don’t come out of nowhere, they are the cumulative product of little moral compromises made over time, which ultimately culminate in ungodly behavior.

There’s nothing new about sexual temptation; what’s new is how it has invaded our homes. In first century Corinth there were prostitutes all over the streets, but when you entered your home you had a sanctuary from the temptation. We live in a technological Corinth, where immorality can come into the privacy of our home through I-pads, I-phones, I- macs and airwaves (television) . Most of us are only a few push buttons away from sexual immorality of the mind. The whats app groups, the Facebook posts and many social mediums are up to raise our sexual crave.  Every choice we make to view and contemplate immorality desensitizes us to its evil.

Actions, habits, character and destiny all start with a thought, and thoughts are fostered by what we choose to take into our minds. Therefore we should take extreme care about what we feed our minds on.

”Above all else, guard your heart [mind, inner being], for it is the wellspring of life”

(Proverbs 4:23).

If someone wants to pollute water, he pollutes it at its source. If he wants to purify water, he purifies it at its source. Our thoughts are the source of our lives. All our lives flow from our mind, and through the choices we make every day we program our minds, either for godliness or ungodliness.

“Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word”

(Psalm 119:37)

Our minds are not a vacuum; they will be filled with something. It is necessary to turn our minds from the worthless, but it’s not sufficient. We also must fill our minds with good thoughts that crowd out and combat the bad ones. It’s not enough to say “don’t think about anything bad.” (If I say, “don’t think about spiders,” what do you think about?) We must also choose to think about the good. (If I say “think about your favorite dessert,” pretty soon you stop thinking about spiders.) Time in the Word, in prayer, and in conversations with Christ-centered friends reinforces our commitment to purity.

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure . . . think about such things”

(Philippians 4:8).

We can’t avoid every temptation, but we can avoid many of them, and we can certainly resist their attempts to take hold of us. Martin Luther said, “You can’t keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from making a nest in your hair.”

Be careful what you expose your mind to. If you’re on a diet, don’t go to Baskin & Robin’s. If you do, your resistance will break down. If you want to abstain from lust you don’t go places and watch movies and programs and read things that stimulate lust.

Your body will go where your mind allows it to. When it comes to your sexual purity, the ultimate battle is in your mind. Don’t give your mind junk food. Be sure you’re getting spiritual nutrition.

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Stitch or Ditch is a church reality show aimed at reaching the people of God with the message of sexual purity. It’s a show that strives to reveal the things of God regarding marriage, sex, sexual pleasure, sexual immorality and morality. It mainly concentrates on purifying the mind than controlling the act. Most of us are aware of sexual sin but we are not that much aware of the gifts of God in the area of sex and sexual pleasure. Satan and this world promote sex and sexual pleasure as an entertainment, something anybody, anywhere and at any age can have. But God, who is the Creator of both sex and sexual pleasure, puts sex and sexual pleasure in the marriage because He is the only One who knows what is best for us. That fact in mind, we try to understand the reason behind all God’s conditions and requirements for a godly sexual activity. So Stitch or Ditch brings topics such as the issue of masturbation, porn addiction, adultery, fornication and other forms of sexually inappropriate deeds and shine a light at them so that they can be seen as they are, without their “shiny” names such as “adult entertainment”. Stitch or Ditch also focuses on the things of God in the area of sex and sexual pleasure in contrast to the so called sex of this world, the works of the flesh and the tactics of the devil so that viewers may see clearly the heart of God for His people. We don’t try to answer every possible question around the topics we are dealing with however we try to create awareness. We want to create curiosity so that our viewers desire the things of God, dig the truth of God and be amazed by what they find out. Yes, the main goal is to challenge and enlighten the mind, to create thirst and hunger of soul for the things of God. The leading Bible verse for Stitch or Ditch church reality show is: “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 Stitch or Ditch is not part of any church, organization or institution. Stitch or Ditch is not a church either. All of us behind this name have our own local churches where we go and worship God with other believers; where we minister the Body of Christ with other ministers and where we cheerfully give our tithes and offerings. May all the glory and praise be to our LORD Jesus Christ who is the Author of all knowledge and wisdom.

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