By KIMBERLY SNIDER
THINK A MINUTE
THINK a minute.
A father was outside with his son when he saw two geese. Wanting to teach his son about true love and faithfulness, he said: “You know, son, geese mate for life.”
His son looked concerned and asked: “Don’t they do anything else, Dad?”
One of God’s greatest gifts to us is sex. But like everything else, there’s a right way and a wrong way to use it. So since God invented sex, He’s the One who knows the correct purpose for it. This is why we need to understand His plan for this lifelong pleasure.
First, sex produces life itself. The fact that through this simple act of love other human beings are born with souls that live forever is both awesome and scary!
In this way, sex is the greatest power we humans possess—so we must be very careful to use it correctly or we’ll destroy not just our life but many other lives, even generations after us.
Secondly, sex is personal. No one is just a body. God made us in His likeness with a mind, emotions, and soul. So the act of sex is not just physical. Just using someone’s body to give you physical pleasure and satisfaction is what animals do.
A recent study in a certain Pacific country showed that each person had an average of 57 different sex partners during their lifetime. That is not God’s plan and purpose for sex. Real, satisfying sex is expressing your deepest love to the one person in the world whom you’ve chosen to responsibly live with every day of your life.
Third, sex is permanent. God’s plan for sex is not just a one-night stand, but a pleasure for a lifetime. It only makes sense that through the years of love and intimacy, the pleasure just gets better with your wife or husband because you get to know each other much better.
As the saying goes: “Love is like wine: it gets better with age.” Love just grows deeper as you grow together through both the good times and the bad. That’s the only kind of love that satisfies and lasts.
If you haven’t been using sex the way it’s made to be enjoyed as a lifelong pleasure that’s productive, personal, and permanent, you can ask Jesus to forgive you.
Then ask Him to change you and help you to control and use your sexual desires rightly, so you’ll learn to enjoy this gift from God with the one you love for a lifetime.
Just Think a Minute.