Episode 20 | Love is Not Self-Seeking

Episode 20 | Love is Not Self-Seeking
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“When you get love making, it’s so much different than self loving. It just is.” —Lee Preston

What happens when we seek our own pleasure as our primary aim rather than making it our aim to please the LORD… rather than experiencing the joy that comes through giving and receiving love in all of our relationships?

Right up front we’ll go ahead and tell you, in this episode, we talk a lot about masturbation, so before we even get started hear this: God’s heart is for us to experience the fullness of intimacy with Him and in our relationships with others. Freedom is possible. He’s on our side, cheering us on, to step out of shame and into real, relational depth we may have never believed could exist…

 

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR GUEST…

Lee and his wife Shea are the founders of Shadow of His Wings Ministry. God’s vision for ministry came to them many years ago, as they were sitting and talking about the great works God had done in their own lives. Through the direction of the Holy Spirit, Lee and Shea began to see a vision of ministry that included God working in mighty ways in peoples’ lives, offering hope, healing, and restoration.

Lee counsels men and women online, leads retreats across the country, and shares his own heart and prayers for those he ministers to with a refreshing rawness and sincerity.

 

LIVING IN THE LOOP

Purity is not a state of being, but a state of becoming P-U-R-E. Coming out of this episode here are ways you can…

PRAY | Pray for freedom! Ask God to help you step into those places that are uncomfortable and meet with Him awhile…

UNDERSTAND | Seek to understand the “why” behind your actions. What truth are you not believing about God?

RESOLVE | Resolve to confront your self-seeking behaviors rather than letting them continue unchecked. Ask God to help you, invite friends in to do this in community.

ENGAGE | Consider something new, maybe it’s just believing God could be leading you to a good place! Maybe it’s counseling. Maybe it’s a conversation that needs to take place with a friend or spouse!

 

YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD US MENTION…

Shadow of His Wings Ministry

Healing Hidden Wounds Podcast Episode: Letting Go of Masturbation

 

GOD HAS THE BEST STORY

Love… it is not self-seeking.” —1 Corinthians 13:4a, 5b

Romans 2:7-8; Matthew 11:28; 1 Corinthians 10:23; Ephesians 5:32; Titus 2:14;  Matthew 10:39; Luke 5:16; John 10:10; Isaiah 54:5; Song of Solomon 2:16; Luke 22:20; Romans 12:2, Genesis 2:24; John 4:13-14; Hebrews 11:6; John 7:37-38; Psalm 32:3; Proverbs 3:8; Hebrews 9:14; 1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13; Romans 7:15; John 8:32; 1 Corinthians 6:20

Have a question or want to continue the conversation? Scroll down and let us know in the comments or contact us. We may feature your question (anonymously, of course!) on a special Q&A episode to wrap up the season!

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