After that scene she thought, “There’s no looking back!” So she quit the lifestyle she had embraced for nearly a decade. “I got super involved in the church very quickly. I love Jesus and I’m all for him. I want to do everything according to his word.”
So Brittni is no longer Jenna. She is now walking in purity. Choosing marriage. And sharing about her ultimate lover with anyone who wants to hear.
I think we need to learn not to judge people in the process (as “ungodly” or as “unbiblical” as their story might sound).
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The journey of sanctification is different for different people. And that’s why religion is so stifling; it wants to create a formula out of something that only works in the context of relationship. The freedom of Jesus is dependant on encounter and reliant on humility. That is the way of His Kingdom.
I also think we need to learn to not judge ourselves. “Do you have a massive sin struggle?”
Well, welcome to the human race! Only Jesus is perfect. He alone is sinless.
However, now we get to join him. Because, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Cor. 5:21
We get to be open and honest about our struggles. When Pornography is tempting, I talk to my wife about it. I share with my pastors when I’m feeling out of control. I have resources that set up good boundaries for me. And I have God’s word as a lamp in the darkness.
What if we read the Bible like Brittni did? Like a child who does not question whether the theology or the context or the translation is right? Brittni read a random verse with a willing heart. And it changed everything. It’s up to us to allow God’s word to become the invitation for transformation instead of a tool for discussion or opinion or separation. Pride will get us nowhere and sin is crouching at the door.
Fortunately for us, Jesus never quits.
Sexual sin runs deep. Accountability should run deeper.
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