We are moving forward with February as our official "Pray down pornography" month. Please join us in praying for those involved in the industry, the media through which the images are broadcast and the men and women addicted to what is projected.
Did you know that Americans now spend more money at strip clubs than at Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and nonprofit theaters; at the opera, the ballet, and jazz and classical music performances combined!? Every second nearly $3100 is being spent on pornography. Furthermore, it is estimated that between five and seven out of ten Christian men report struggling with pornography. We have enabled this industry to play a major role in compromising our culture, our finances and our concept of real relationship! We each need to step up in truth and do what is right. Doing right involves turning from pornography; engaging battle buddies that will hold each other accountable; and committing to love our wives as Christ loves the Church. The truth is that real relationship is not referenced to fantasy. It is grounded in Jesus the Christ.
The Word on BELT is: Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place. - Ephesians 6:14.
The belt holds everything in its proper place and the breastplate guards the heart from anything that tempts or distracts. A man is to stand firm with the belt of truth cinched tight and do what is right. That is the BELT our kids need to see.
Prayer guide: Lord, thank You for Your word. Thank You for meeting me where I am in the midst of the temptations and distractions that abound in this world. Guide me in truth that I may stay clean of the influence of pornography. Strengthen me in righteousness with a heart turned to You and to Your presence in my marriage. Surround me with battle buddies that will hold me accountable on this journey of becoming the man, husband and father You call me to be. Amen.
A faithful father stands firm with the belt of truth on and does what is right.