Restoration Path ministers to Christian men and women trapped in sexual and relational sin. Sexual sin does not respect boundaries. It assaults even our spiritual leaders. In the next few weeks you will be reading the real life story of a pastor who is in the fight to defeat this very personal affliction. The content of these entries will not be edited nor changed in any form. I hope you will be both enlightened and challenged by
THE JOURNEY OF AN ANONYMOUS PASTOR – Part 2
The bible calls itself the perfect “law of liberty.” For years that name seemed odd to me at best if not completely contradictory. How could a law bring liberty? It was only until I heard this illustration that it made sense. Two people jump from an airplane at 20,000 feet; one has a parachute and the other does not; who is truly free? Most would say that the one without the parachute because they do not have any restrictions. However, the law of gravity is upon that person, they may experience “freedom for a moment” but, they will soon experience the deathly consequences. The one with the parachute is limited in a way, yet they experience freedom over gravity because of the parachute. The second person gets to experience joy in the jump because the law of gravity is broken.
I began looking at pornography regularly in my high school years. Sadly there was not a filter or a blocker on the computer. So for years my home computer was very dangerous. Then I got my own computer, which stayed in my room and college dorm and apartment without any filter. I had freedom to see what ever I wanted yet the freedom was short lived and I am still paying for the consequences of those actions taken in high school and on. Sin looks like freedom that is its lie. It adorns itself with clothes of liberty while secretly putting chains on you.
God puts in his Word that only those who are pure in heart will see the face of God. He also says that if you have lusted in your heart over a woman you have committed adultery. I have broken God’s law. Since going to Restoration Path I have experienced great joy the last few months because I have put restrictions on my phone and computer. I experience great joy knowing that I can hand my phone out or my computer to anyone knowing that there is nothing to be nervous about. I know there is not some picture they may see or a website or a file downloaded. This brings me great joy. It is harder to use my phone at times but it is worth it.
Law of liberty is not a contradiction. The Law of Liberty is the pattern of life God wants his people to live. In this law we can experience relationship with God unhindered, joy, peace, love and restoration. What part of the Law of Liberty are you breaking? How does that freedom feel after you have exercised it? I beg you brother or sister to submit you life to God’s Law and in it you will experience life in abundance.
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