"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart." ESV
We would most likely never commit a terrible and forbidden act in the open for everyone to see. Somehow, we don't have that same awareness of such terrible acts being entertained in our minds where no one sees but God. If we feed these thoughts and desires, we are just as guilty as if we actually did them. Jesus said to get as far away as possible from anything that feeds or stimulates those thoughts and desires.
Heavenly Father, we bow before You with repentant hearts for allowing our minds to think about things that are evil in Your sight. Give us determination to wear the armor and the fullness of Your Spirit to extinguish those sinful thoughts when they creep into our minds. We can only to this by Your grace and mercy. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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