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A woman is made in God’s image and her body is meant for His glory.

Do Not Commit Sexual Assault Or Harass Others
A woman is made in God’s image and her body is meant for His glory.

Written by Hope on 06/12/2016
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Sex, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Temptation, Self Control
Tell the young men to have self-control in everything.

Titus 2:6
A woman is made in God’s image. Her body is meant to bring Him glory, not to become a source of ungodly lust.

God is working His unique plan in her life. Your life as a Christian man should exhibit the “self-controlled” fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:23), not the immoral ways of the flesh (Galatians 5:19). Even if you see her walking alone, even if she is wearing something provocative, even if she is sexually forward with you, resist temptations to be immoral in thought or deed. God has promised that He “will show you how to escape from your temptations” (I Corinthians 10:13). And He asks that you “offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing” (Romans 12:1).

God Commands Self-Control
In some societies, women are not permitted to leave their homes without a male relative. In others, women are blamed after being attacked by men, sometimes for wearing clothing that is ‘too provocative,’ or not trusted when they come forward with a story of sexual assault.

God’s Word says this is wrong! It is shameful for a man to brag about attacking or harassing women, and it is shameful to a community when such men go without facing consequences. Instead, God instructs His people repeatedly to behave with “self-control” (I Corinthians 7, I Timothy 3:2). Nowhere is it more difficult to have self-control than in the face of sexual temptation.

When Faced With Temptation To Torment
If you have the opportunity to take advantage of someone sexually, DON’T! Here are some ideas for avoiding temptation to commit sexual assault:

It is natural to recognise human beauty in a woman, and you can praise God for His work, without comment to the woman or to other men. Be truthful with yourself; if you feel lustful, acknowledge that sin before God and repent.
If you are often overcome with lust, discuss this with your pastor or another male friend who can help you move your focus to God.
When a woman is in public alone and it is appropriate to speak with her, limit yourself to a polite greeting. If you feel tempted to harass or sexually assault her, let God guide you to turn your attention elsewhere! If other men torment her, you can defend her, as appropriate; remember, “God’s Spirit doesn’t make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us power, love, and self-control” (II Timothy 1:7), and “if you don’t do what you know is right, you have sinned” (James 4:17).
Simply put, treat every woman as respectfully you’d want a sister treated. Think of her as beloved by God: He has invested His image in her. His Son died for her sins, just as He did for yours. Your good behaviour will help “your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
Maybe you know someone who has experienced sexual assault? Maybe you have been the victim yourself? It happens more often in some cultures than others. Be aware of the need to show grace to those who have been harmed and correction for those attitudes which allow abuse to continue.

Pray this week:

That God will embolden you to turn away from sexual temptation and to treat others respectfully.

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Here’s Why You Should Never Throw Away Your Banana Peels… Who Knew They Were So Healthy?

Bananas are one of nature’s greatest treats. Not only do they have a distinct, delicious flavour, they’re also packed with vitamins and minerals, including potassium and magnesium. They’re also a great source of fiber and they’re the go-to food for athletes who need a fast-acting carbohydrates to get a quick energy boost. Awesome!

But what about the peel? Sure, you can use them to decimate your opponents in a round of Mario Kart, but outside of video games, you probably don’t really think twice about them and you just throw them away. But as it turns out, chucking your banana peels is a huge mistake because they may actually be the best and healthiest part of the fruit! How is that possible? Well, check out these surprising ways that you can be using banana peels.
Believe it or not, you can actually eat raw banana peels. But before doing that, make sure you clean them thoroughly. Some people eat the peels just like that, while others choose to blend them with other fruits. But if raw isn’t really your thing, you can try boiling them for about 10 minutes before eating them. If the idea of eating the peel is still too much for you, consider scraping out as much of the insides as possible with the spoon and consuming this portion. Benefits include…

reducing cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease and strokes; the peel contains more fiber than the banana itself!
boost your mood, as the peel contains amino acids to trigger your serotonin
reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration thanks to the banana peel’s lutein, a powerful antioxidant that protects your eyes
You can also apply the banana peel to different parts of your body for some amazing benefits:

whiten your teeth by rubbing the inner part of the banana peel on your teeth on a daily basis
reduce wrinkles by rubbing the banana peel on your face, leaving the residue on for about half an hour before washing it off
eliminate warts by securing a piece of banana peel on the affected area with a bandage and leaving it overnight; repeat until the wart falls off
sooth the itch and pain of bug bites by massaging the peel on the affected area

Read more at http://www.metaspoon.com/peel-banana-benefits-health/?cat=exerheal#cEm0dolOvswHhksE.99

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A Miracle?

march 12, 2015

A Miracle?
Did dead mother save her baby from beyond the grave? Three US cops
claim mystery 'woman's voice' called to them from flooded car where
they found baby alive beside her mother's body – 14 HOURS after crash
  *   Lynn Groesbeck, 25, was driving home from her parents' house
Friday night when she veered off roadway and into Spanish Fork River  *   Fisherman found the car the next day, partially submerged in the river
  *   Groesbeck was found dead in driver's seat of vehicle, while her
baby girl was alive in the back seat, above the frigid river waters  *   Police officers said they heard an unknown woman's voice asking
softly for help as they approached the overturned car  *   Lily Groesbeck, 18 months old, was flown to Primary Children's
Hospital, where she was in stable condition and is improving

The four officers who rescued an 18-month-old toddler from the wreck
of a submerged car on Sunday said they launched into their heroics
when they heard desperate pleas for help coming from a woman inside.

But when the four men used all their strength to right the red Dodge
sedan, they found little Lily Groesbeck to be the only passenger left
alive in the vehicle.

Her mother, 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, had passed away the
night before when she lost control of the car and could not possibly
have called for the men to help save her child.

'For two nights I've laid awake trying to figure out exactly what it
could be. All I know is it was there, we all heard it,' Spanish Fork
Police Officer Tyler Beddoes said. 'It was extra motivation.'[Lone survivor: 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck (left) and her
18-month-old daughter, Lily (right), were found inside a crashed car
in Utah's Spanish Fork river on Saturday. Groesbeck pictured above in
a photo posted to Facebook]

Lone survivor: 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck (left) and her
18-month-old daughter, Lily (right), were found inside a crashed car
in Utah's Spanish Fork river on Saturday. Groesbeck pictured above in
a photo posted to Facebook[Spanish Fork Police Officers Tyler Beddoes, left, and Jared Warner,
right, and Spanish Fork City Firefighters Lee Mecham, second from
left, and Paul Tomadakis, second from right, answered questions Monday
night regarding be the first responders on scene]

Spanish Fork Police Officers Tyler Beddoes, left, and Jared Warner,
right, and Spanish Fork City Firefighters Lee Mecham, second from
left, and Paul Tomadakis, second from right, answered questions Monday
night regarding be the first responders on scene[Submerged: The temperature in the river was near freezing throughout
the night after the car hit the river. Water flowed into the car
through broken windows and rushed just below Lily's head]
Submerged: The temperature in the river was near freezing throughout
the night after the car hit the river. Water flowed into the car
through broken windows and rushed just below Lily's head[Tragic: Groesbeck died in the crash, but her baby, Lily, survived, is
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according to CNN.

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