Spiritual Lust: An Infection In American Christianity

We live in a society in which we have movies on demand, instant hot water, meals in minutes through microwave technology, we are immediately connected with hundreds of people through social media, and we have endless libraries of information instantaneously at our fingertips through the internet. The problem arises when we demand these same instant results in our walk with the Lord. It is spiritual lust, and it is an infection in American Christianity.

“How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice . . . Nothing divides them either in flesh or in spirit . . . They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God’s church and partake God’s banquet, side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other’s company; they never bring sorrow to each other’s hearts . . . Seeing this Christ rejoices. To such as these He gives His peace. Where there are two together, there also He is present.”

Tertullian

Marriage and the family unit are spiritual sign posts of God’s eternal purpose, and satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy that. Be ever diligent in the power of the Spirit to build, maintain, and show the world the light of the heavenly realms through your marriage and family.

Daniel Passini

What Constrains You?

Today’s post is taken from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest, February 4th entry. I received this devotional as a graduation gift in high school, and my wife and I began going through it this year. As you read, focus on what Paul and Chambers are saying, and ask yourself “What constrains me?” – My personal opinion? My desires? My political stance? Or is it Christ and Christ alone?