Deeper Waters

  • Does God Care About Your Sex Life?

    In today’s Soul H2O Deeper Waters post, I dared to delve into the question, Does God Care About Your Sex Life? A hot topic in a sex-charged society and you might be surprised by what the Bible has to say.

    Normally, I send out short devotions, but sometimes I just have more to say about a topic and they might not follow the Soul H2O Devotions format. I will share these posts as Soul H2O Deeper Waters readings and hope they help you to dive in deep to God’s Word!

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    Sex Life

    Does God Care About Your Sex Life?

    February is deemed the month of love.  Last week we celebrated Galentine’s Day on the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show, In The Soul H2O Splash and on the Soul H2O Blog.  I encouraged you to share some love with your Gal Pals.

    This week, many of us are still celebrating since much of Canada and parts of the US was in lockdown on Valentine’s Day.  You’re finally allowed to have that romantic dinner out. But what does romance and Christianity have to do with each other?  I mean, Does God Care About Your Sexuality?

    Before you dismiss this question and hope that I’ll move on from it, think about God’s dialogue with Adam and Eve in the garden, soon after the fall.

    The Trick

    In Genesis 3 we read how Satan tricked Adam and Eve into disobeying the one rule God gave them.

    Satan told them that the immediate reaction to eating the forbidden fruit would be a freedom from death and to be like God… which they already were, and to know the difference between good and evil, making them believe they would become better; but since Satan is a liar, Adam and Eve’s experience didn’t go as advertised to them.

    The Effects of The Fall

    Scripture shows us how Adam and Eve were left struggling with guilt over their choice to rebel against God’s direction. For the first time, human beings felt shame.  This crippling emotion triggered that fight, flight or freeze response in Adam and Eve to run away and hide from God in the forest.

    Shame caused them to want to hide their bodies.  Genesis records that shame over their nakedness was an, immediate response to sin. In this effort to right their wrong in some way, “they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.  (GN 3:7)

    The Reckless Love of God

    I want you to pay close attention to God’s response to their answer when, true to His character, He searches them out. God calls out, hā-’ā-ḏām”, the term he used for both Adam and Eve until Adam gave his wife a separate name after their fall. In Genesis 3:20 Adam called her Chavvah (ḥaw-wāh), or Eve as we say in English.

    {If you want to learn more about this, listen to Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show EP#31 We Rule with Amanda Benckhowsen) https://soulh2o.com/31/

    God calls out to both of them,

    “hā-’ā-ḏām”, Where are you?”
    Genesis 3:9

    Adam responds,

    “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
    Genesis 3:10

    To which God asks:

    Who told you that you were naked?
    Genesis 3:11

    What God Didn’t Say

    God didn’t scold them by saying, “You bad people, you can’t hide from me.” Or “Well it’s about time you put some clothes on!”and He didn’t say, “I’m glad you covered yourself, your bodies are shameful!” NO. He didn’t.

    Before The Fall

    This might be awkward to some people listening to this show, but God was fine with Adam and Eve’s nakedness, and so were they… until sin entered the picture. 

    You see, before sin entered the world and messed everything up, God chose to start the world with a couple, sharing intimately in the garden, without shame.

    God created your sexuality to be expressed in passion, vulnerability, and intimacy. It’s how He designed you. 

    The most beautiful expression of your sexuality is to be a metaphor of the love relationship between Christ and His church. Not in any weird way, but a whole, holy union, a covenant of love, faithfulness and security, expressed through passion, vulnerability, and intimacy as the Songs of Solomon portray.  The love life of a Christian couple should resemble the romance of that book, not a lackluster, boring, or unemotional existence of two roommates.

    What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

    But, if you don’t know God as a loving Father, Friend and Creator, you’ll have wrong mindsets towards your love life.  If you see God as an authoritative, punitive, killjoy with lots of rules, then you might tend to think of God’s viewpoint on our sexuality as, well, shameful.

    Shame around your body and sexuality, when expressed in healthy ways is not from God. Shame is from the devil, the one who starts the accusative self-talk that demeans, discourages and can defeat us, if we allow it to continue. 

    He Cares

    Know that God Does care about your sexuality. He created you and doesn’t condemn you. He doesn’t shame you.  God wants the best for you and any direction He gives in His Word is never to punish but protect you, sparing you from hurt, so you can live His best and life to the full!

    In His Grip,

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