God doesn’t have a problem that you have incredible passions, but keeping those passions tended to is a central key to maintaining the relationships you have. Check out the outline below and the video above to learn more!
BETTER TOGETHER—Passion Fire
- Are great relationships possible?
(Hebrews 13:4) Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
(Ephesians 5:3) But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality…
(1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, 7) It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God…For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
(Proverbs 5:8) Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house.
(1 Corinthians 6:18-20) Flee from sexual immorality…You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.
- Passions need parameters.
(Galatians 5:24 NLT) Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
- God doesn’t have a problem with the fact that you have a fire. He just wants you to be careful how you burn it.
Tending to Your Passion Fire
- Make a commitment to God’s standards.
(Psalm 139:9) How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
- Manage your mind.
(Job 31:1) I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully on a girl.
(Psalm 101:3) I will set before my eyes no vile thing.
- Magnify the consequences.
(Proverbs 6:32) But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
- Maintain proper relationships.
(Proverbs 13:20) He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
(2 Corinthians 7:10) Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.