Breaking Bread For 11.8.21

Scripture

Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.

Proverbs 2:16-19

Reflection

Let’s “keep it real” shall we?!?

We all have choices. You can choose to deceive others or tell the truth. You choose when, where, how, and with whom to be sexually active. You choose whether or not to be faithful and committed to a monogamous relationship with one person—not straying mentally, emotionally, or sexually.

You can convince yourself that nothing bad will come from your reckless decisions, that you are smart enough to not get caught in a trap. You can convince yourself of almost anything. To rationalize is “to tell rational lies”.

You can think what you want, but if you are thinking solely about yourself and God is not the center of your decisions you will end up flat on your face. We must resist the temptation that tells us that this dumb option we are considering will “Be okay…just do it, it will feel so good…” and instead we must keep our eyes, minds, and hearts locked on God’s plan and purpose for our lives.

Are you willing to risk a moment of ecstasy for a lifetime of pain, guilt, anger, and depression? Think about it. Your choice could connect you for a lifetime with a person you don’t even really know; with a person you could soon realize isn’t the person you thought them to be; with a person you grow to resent. Your choice could also lead to your demise. Don’t let your sense of lack put you in a bigger deficit. See the big picture. You were not created to be a puppet of Satan.

What choice will you make?

Prayer

Father, I pray for Your sons; that they seek You and ask for guidance, rather than react and give into temptation, not having the discernment to see the trap that awaits them. Free these men Father. Show them the way out of that deep pit that the enemy has dug for them.

Free them from binding women through pregnancy, free them from the rolling stone and baby daddy curse. Free them from this curse that has them eager to caress the body of a woman yet unwilling to protect her heart at all cost. Free these men Lord. Help them to see that what they do to Your children, they do to You. Heal the hurt.

I pray for the women who take on the role of seductress, who plot and plan to get a man, who care nothing about whether the men are married or have families, or careers or goals. I pray for the women who get pregnant just to remain bound to a man. Free these women Father. Help them to see that You, not that man, is their Savior, Provider, Comforter, and Protector. They are Your bride and they’re blinded by fear and a sense of lack, to see this Truth. Heal the hurt.

Father, protect the babies and children from their parents deception and selfishness; protect them from the world, and protect them from the darkness that will try to overshadow Your Light. They are not collateral damage, they are Your children, and they should be cared for and protected as such. Heal the hurt. I say this prayer with love, compassion, and grace in my heart. Amen.

Lovingly your sister in Christ. 

Natasha 

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