Saturday, January 2, 2010

Seduce-Proofing a Godly Life

I've been working through a great Bible study by Christian author Beth Moore.
It's a study called "When Godly People Do Ungodly Things."
Years ago, I committed my life to Christ, then fell away big time. It was a long, hard road back, but the Lord has blessed me tremendously since then.
Anyway, I didn't know if I wanted to do this study until I learned that Beth uses it to help teach people how to avoid getting in a tough situation in the first place.
So I bought the book online and have begun downloading the weekly sessions. The material is published by Lifeway Christian Resources.
I'm up to a chapter called "Seduce-Proofing Our Lives."
She says seduce-proof Christians are those who:
*Are happy in their faith (It's OK to be a Christian and be happy).
* Abstain from evil.
* Prays without ceasing (I've learned to do some of this: Thank God for simple things like a beautiful sunset; Ask him to open up a parking place for you; Tell him on the way to the bathroom how someone hurt your feelings by the last thing he/she said; Ask him to show you how to handle a situation before going into a meeting.
A lot of times, I just pray and ask God to show me how to act and react. I know that's saved me from a world of pain.)
* Is thankful and gives thanks.
* Doesn't quench the spirit. (I think we do that when we get that gentle nudge from the Holy Spirit not to say something - and then we do it anyway. I try to quickly tell God that I'm sorry when I do that.)
I'm certainly not perfect. Like my pastor always says, "I'm a fellow struggler."
I'm trying to learn like other people.
I'm certainly open to suggestions! I'm open to reading about other people's journeys.
Stay warm!

Tammy M.


  1. Tammy,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I wish you much success in the sales of your book and welcome you to the blogging world. You will find it a generally caring and supportive community. I hope your New Year is filled God's best blessings for you and your family.

  2. Welcome to blogdom! I look forward to reading. Blessings!

  3. Hi Tammy! Welcome to Blogworld. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. Congratulations on your new book! I pray that God will bless you tremendously and that His name will be glorified through your ministry.

    All the best to you.


  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) And good luck with the book. Looks like a great one! And I bet there is a BSF evening women's class in your area. :) I know you said you couldn't go during the day but we also have evening classes. Let me know if you need help finding a class. Have a blessed evening!