Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January  7, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . Every Person Chained To The Addictive Sin Of Pornography Is A Person Jesus Loves  (MQ)
Bible Study Verses
Judges 13:25
And the Spirit of the Lord began to move upon him at Mahaneh Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.
Judges 14:19
Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of their men, took their apparel, and gave the changes of clothing to those who had explained the riddle. So his anger was aroused, and he went back up to his father's house.
Judges 16:20
And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" So he awoke from his sleep, and said, "I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!" But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him. (NKJV)

What went wrong? This magnificent buck was coming in like he was on a string. But suddenly, he looked directly in my direction, spun like a top and sprinted away! I was hugely disappointed. Everything seemed to be just right, but the outcome was deeply disappointing. It was the wind that carried my scent and alerted the deer. I did not realize it until too late!!! 
(Jack M)
Action Point
Samson was the world's strongest man! The scriptures confirm it. His feats are listed all through Judges 14-16. The speed at which he moved and the raw power of his body were amazing and supernatural. But Samson thought too highly of himself. Pride got in the way. He let his physical appetites control his life. He forgot that his strength came from God. His failure reminded him of his true source of strength.
Our failures and our struggles should remind us that we are dependent upon God. It is the Holy Spirit of God who gives us the desire and the dynamic power to do the will of God. Read Philippians2:13.

If you sense something is wrong in life, remember that you were created for a special love relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. If you have not received Him as Lord, do so. If you have gotten away from that relationship, repent and return to Him. Accept the forgiveness He offers, and enjoy again the presence and the power of the Almighty.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
The statistics below are from  xxxChurch.com:
  • 40 million adults visit pornographic websites on a daily basis
  • 25% of all employees who use the internet look at porn
  • 50% of divorces in America list porn use as a contributing factor
  • 11 million Americans battle sexual addiction
  • $3 billion is generated annually just by child pornography
First symptom is denial!!!