male and female He created them.” See, sex in not an afterthought, a way to make more babies.
Though some may say, “It is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask permission,” the pain and hurt of this philosophy applied to sex makes it patently untrue.
Neither Hugh Hefner nor Penthouse were its originators.
Rather, it is an indispensable quality woven in the fabric of each life on this planet.
Prayer also helps provide restoration, reversal, and resistance. The prayer of confession David prayed in Psalm 51 after his sexual failure is our model. It is in prayer we repent of our sin (change direction) and are thereby restored to fellowship with our gracious, caring Heavenly Father. He literally can reverse the progressive trauma of sexual sin in our lives. A third aspect of prayer related to sexual temptation is .
If I have sinned in this area I must not say, “Oh well, as long as I’m down here in the gutter anyway, I might as well roll around for awhile! Joel proclaims, “Then I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten...” The truth is that when we come to Him in repentant prayer (the subject of Joel -17). Twice Jesus said, “Pray (in order) that you may not enter into temptation” (Luke ,46).
Now this is where prayer becomes very relevant – when I recognize that as a member of the human race, I am tempted to sin (and sometimes yield) by misusing my God-given sexuality out of His intended context, and for purposes other than His desire, whether that is fantasy (mind), lust (eye), or deed ( body).