Every month or so, our GraceNotes blog will review and recommend a book that we hope will enrich our souls, edify our lives, and compel us to be a community on mission. The series kicks off with a review of The Meaning of Marriage by Dr. Timothy Keller.
Welcome back to "Faith that Works." In our first post, we introduced the series and explored why we need to broaden our thinking on our work. We left off with the question of how we can better integrate our work to our faith, how we can enrich our paradigm and make it more robust, more biblical. What is the meaning of our work? How do the details of our daily grind fit into God’s world, into his Kingdom; how do they relate to the gospel of the crucified and risen Jesus? Let's take up where we left off, and start looking for answers.
The GraceNotes team has been on hiatus for a bit, but it's not for naught! We've been hard at work planning our next series, which we're really excited about! Our first blog series was a study on lust (available here). This next series will focus on a topic that's universally important — the topic of work. We're calling the series "Faith that Works."
First of all, I don’t see myself as a representative of women's thoughts in general, and I understand that my own experiences and struggles might be very foreign to other women. But as a woman, I do want to share my limited insight into something that's usually not associated with our gender as frequently as it is with men. The issue of lust—sexual lust in particular—is commonly considered a big struggle for men because, as many of us have heard, men are generally more prone to be visually stimulated. But this is certainly a sin that women struggle with, too. Maybe we are just more complicated, or shall I say, "complex" about it.
Lust (n.) – a sinful longing, often sexual.
This four-letter word is often the elephant in the room. The consensus is that men, believers included, struggle with lust, which men can act upon through pornography and masturbation . How might we address this?
For the first time since...our last post, we here at GraceNotes are extremely excited for what's in store as we introduce our first ever Blog Series (official name of these segments TBD).
This Wednesday and next, we will be posting a two-part series on LUST.