. . . continued from previous post . . . Quality Accountability Accountability partnerships need to go deeper than a simple review of Internet reports. True accountability means helping others to walk in the light, coming alongside them in the process. We help each other to walk in the light by (1) giving each other the tools to dive deep into the hidden motives of our fractured hearts, (2) using our two greatest weapons in warfare together (the Word and prayer), and (3) challenging each other to eliminate all pretense that continually fools us and others to our true condition. … Continue reading →
I wanted to comment again on blogger Boaz. While I don’t agree with some of his ideas, there are many points that Boaz makes that are worth reading. One in particular stands out to me. In his “tips for combating internet pornography” he says, “Your actions should arise out of the principle of doing what is right because it is a part of your inner being, not because someone tells you what the right thing is to do.” This is so true. It is more important who you are than what you do. In the Bible, God certainly calls certain … Continue reading →
. . . continued from previous post . . . The Power of Shame Shame gets a lot of bad press today, and for good reason. Chronic shame that accepts no comfort and no forgiveness from God when He offers it is a real problem. But shame has positive counterparts. Sometimes shame refers to the painful emotions felt when we are conscious of our guilt—this is internal shame and when it is produced by the Holy Spirit, it is life-transforming. Paul refers to the godly sorrow and grief that produces real repentance: “For God can use sorrow in our … Continue reading →
This is a pretty cool story. There is a little-known feature of the Covenant Eyes program – the program can, in many cases, be used to track stolen computers. Here’s one of our member’s own words (we have enabled the recovery of quite a few stolen computers in the past). “My laptop got stolen on 7th January by the conductor after I left it on the train! I called the train company while the train was in transit but of course it didn’t show up when the train was searched at its final destination. “Thanks to CE and the people … Continue reading →
. . . continued from previous post . . . Accountability Partners In a Christian context this is what the redemptive community called the church is all about. When followers of Jesus refuse to submit themselves to wise and godly people in the Body of Christ we can see a red flag, a root of independence that feeds a number of potential sins. When the Body of Christ is unwilling to offer Biblical accountability to those who need it, we allow brothers and sisters to stockpile poison.