four, five, SEX part 2: Pre-Rapture Sex.
Whatever you do, PLEASE, PLEASE, do not come back until at least a day after I get married. Please.
In Jesus name,
Would you judge me if I told you that was the prayer I prayed the most in high school?
For those of you still wondering if that means what you think it means, the answer is yes. I was praying that Jesus would not come back until I had sex. Don’t judge me... too harshly.
On the one hand, I believed that God created sex for marriage alone.
But on the other hand, I was a teenager with raging hormones and the mere idea that God actually wanted me to have marital sex blew my mind so much that missing it because Jesus came back just seemed like the most unfair thing in the world.
So yes, I prayed that Jesus would delay the second coming and the redemption of the world so I could have sex.
I’ve been married 3 years now and I just want to say sex is awesome!
No, I don’t just want to say it.
I want to stand on a mountain top and scream it at the top of my lungs...
SEX IS AWESOME!
Now you probably didn’t need me to tell u that. Odds are you’ve probably heard that already today on TV or the radio or in class or on the internet or in your head.
Sex is awesome.
Its not a new message.
It’s just an incomplete one.
So what’s the full message?
Sex is most awesome when it points us to God.
If you’re wondering why I said “most awesome”, it’s because I’m not one of those people that think worldly sex can’t be enjoyable. It can and I’m sure it is.
But it’s not the same as Gods idea of sex.
Culture promotes sex that terminates on you. It feels good so Its awesome.
The bible on the other end preaches sex that points us to the greatness of God.
Sex that is awesome because God is awesome.
Sex that moves us to worship.
Sex that breeds intimacy.
Sex without shame or guilt.
Healthy, consistent unifying sex.
Selfless sex. Passionate sex.
Singles, are u getting excited yet?
You should because sex with God at the center is not just awesome but it is the most awesome kind of sex.
Its not dirty and Its not ‘doing the nasty’.
Its also not boring.
Far from it.
Godly sex is an invitation to experience the best kind of sex from the guy who invented it.
Every command in the bible regarding your spirituality is for YOUR JOY in Jesus.
When God says no or wait, it’s not because he’s trying to pooh-pooh your sexuality. No. He’s trying to liberate it.
Listen to how Solomon put it... [Hint: He's talking about sex]
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends, and drink; drink your fill of love. [Song of Solomon 5:1]
Although my pre-Judgment day sex prayer was pretty naive [cause Jesus is better], I don’t think it was invalid.
God made us sexual beings so it makes sense that we would HIGHLY desire and pursue sex.
We just have to make sure it doesn’t stop there.
We need to desire and pursue the right kind of sex. Gods kind of sex. The kind that feels incredible while also pleasing God. That blows my mind.
Married folks, can I get an Amen? Culture champions its version of sex constantly. Here’s your chance to champion Gods idea of sex.
Final thought: You will NEVER exhaust the depths of Gods plan for your sexuality. EVER. Wow. More on that later but for now I want to know... [tougher questions. trying to make you dig deep and think. please answer]
Why is it so hard for us to believe that God not only created sex but he actually loves and is delighted/glorified when we pursue sexual intimacy his way?
Also, apart from 'don't do it before you get married', what are some ways Gods idea of sex is different from what our culture tells us about sex?
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