People have thoughts about God. People have thoughts about sex. Unfortunately, many people don’t ever consider thinking about God and sex in the same context. Many hold the view that there is nothing Godly about sex or that God even cares. This simply is not true. God desires to be part of every aspect of our lives and the physical union a husband and wife share is of the utmost importance to him. God has blessed physical union in marriage. There is no separation between the body and the soul, the spiritual and the sexual. God made us sexual beings with passions and desires but He also made us spiritual beings.
The danger in separating our sexual desires and our spiritual aspirations is that we begin to live compartmentalized lives, in one compartment are spiritual aspirations and in another are secular aspirations. God desires that every part of our life (yes that includes our sex life) glorifies and honors Him and He does not want us to compartmentalize our lives.
We would like to explore this idea a bit more through a few more posts on the subject but would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Please comment and let us know your thoughts and opinions on why people tend to compartmentalize their lives.
Here are a few questions to provide some food for thought:
- In what ways do you tend to separate your spirituality from your sexuality? What circumstances or attitudes have contributed to this thinking?
- Romans 11:36 – “For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory.” (emphasis ours) Do you believe sex is included in this “everything”? Explain why.
- God has given the gift of sexual intimacy to married couples as a picture of our spiritual intimacy with Christ. Read Eph. 5:31-32. How do these verses influence your perspective on intimacy?
“God is not covering his eyes in embarrassment nor is he aghast at his creation’s activity during sexual intercourse. He created the whole idea and is actually smiling because we are enjoying his gift to us.” Dr. Larry and Kathy Collard Miller