Friday, September 7, 2012

Leaving Our 'Home'

As I ate one of my favorite meal's in Thailand (which also happens to be one of the cheapest at 35B or $1.15), Khao Moak Gai Toadt (Yellow Rice with Fried Chicken) I began to really miss Thailand... Knowing that in just over a month I will leave my home (yes, Thailand is my temporary home) and miss these special things makes me 'kittung maak bpratet Thai' (Miss Thailand a lot). As much as I am looking forward to visiting the US, Thailand is our home, and I remember how much I missed this place on the first day I left before.

The first day I left Thailand before I travelled to South Korea, which although in Asia is just like a bustling US city. After spending one day there I continued on to Seattle, where reverse culture shock really hit... It was literally in the top 10 hardest days of my life. I was so sorrowful that I was driven to write a psalm of lament so powerful that I almost remember it all 2.5 years later. I can't even imagine now after living and loving life here in South Thailand for over 2 years, what it will be like to leave this place, even for a short while after it has become so familiar...

Our family really is Thai.
Our children: play in the street, roam freely in restaurants (last night they were riding the bike of one of the employees' children that worked there, which is normal), eat rice daily, think playing at the beach is normal, are used to being around people of EXTREME faith (read: normal biblical faith) 30% of the time and people of no faith (in the great I AM) the other 70% of the time, think riding in a car is a special treat, are used to people speaking different languages than them, and most importantly...

Seeing our Great and Mighty God, Redeem, Restore, Heal and Save on a regular basis... and so are we...

For all these reasons I already am missing our home. I love Thailand. I love the people of Thailand, for all their frailties and failings. This is why I know God has us here. Its not right or wrong, it is merely what God has done so that we could have a greater heart for this people and a greater insight into his love for His people here.

God loves Thailand. We love Thailand. If you have a heart for other nations; if you have a heart for Thailand, come and serve. You will certainly not regret it...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Glory to God... Thoughts from the fight

My whole training period and into the fight I really have been praying and trying to be focused on God being glorified through it all, not solely having my focus be the activity at hand.

"but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
As I performed the Sealing of the Ring, I was praying Isaiah, that I was "waiting on the Lord" and that I would "fight and not grow faint". God was totally with me before, during and after the fight. I was talking to a fighter, (before my fight) who was there watching the fights and when he found out it was my first fight he said, "I have one piece of advice. As soon as you hit the ring you will get nervous as hell. Just breath deep, relax, move and get through the first two rounds and your nerves will calm." I told him, "I know it sounds crazy, but I am not nervous at all." and he replied, "you will as soon as you hit the ring". The crazy thing is, I never felt nervous; now that doesn't mean I wasn't having the effects of nerves (as my kicks looked horrible) but I never got the feeling of nervousness that makes you freeze up or forget your training. I totally know that I should have, and that was the Holy Spirit being with me.

"So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing." 1 Cor 9:26
While I do the running portion of my training, I always want to give up early, and this is what I say to myself to keep going, "this is round 3, and there are still two more to go"... or "while I'm doing this the other guy isn't" and that's what drives me on to finish. So, in the third round when I was doing everything I could to keep knee striking the Lord brought back to my mind this thought from my training, "this is the 7th kilometer and I still have 2 more kilometers to go, and I ain't freagin' givin' up right now!" and I kept on knee striking. So when the ref gave him the 8-count I was seriously praying the whole time "Lord, please let the ref call the fight, because I cannot do one more knee strike" and when the ref waved his hands, I knew God had answered my prayer. It was SO hard, I'm not going to say it was the hardest thing I have ever done, but... it was SO hard. So I totally know that God gave me the favor of the win. It was not on my strength.

"We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ." 1 Col 1:28
After the fight that is what I told EVERYONE, that God/Jesus had given me the strength and gave me the blessing of the win. I was honest with people that talked to me and told them that I felt I couldn't do another knee strike and that God had answered my prayer and gave me the favor of the win. After the fight everybody at the stadium wanted to talk to me because no one thought I would win, and according to Lisa the whole stadium got into our fight. One lady after the fight came up to me and said "You were meditating in there weren't you" (she was refering to the sealing of the ring and Wai Kru) I said, "Nope, I was praying to God that I would fight and not grow faint" and she said, "but you were also meditating right?" I said "MEDITATING on JESUS baby!" and she got a sort of perplexed look and that was the end of it. But I totally felt God's presence during it all.

Its like that quote from Chariots of Fire "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure."...

thats the way I felt during my training and during the fight. While I fought I felt His pleasure.

"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks." John 4:23
After I won, I didn't have it left in me to cry, but I felt like I had to cry, because I was so overwhelmed. Its not that I didn't think I could win, but I didn't come into the fight with the expectation that I would surely win. So when I did win, knowing I felt like I was completely exhausted, all I could do was praise God for His goodness and thank Him for the gift of the win, and the gift of feeling His loving pleasure for what I was doing. Its why I want to train and fight again. I want to continually feel His pleasure as I fulfill this one small part of my purpose. Its the same way I feel when I snowboard... It literally is (one of) my form(s) of worship.

"Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!" 1 Cor 9:24
Finally, on the way home I was really clearly hearing the Holy Spirit, and I questioned, "Why did it take so long for You to answer my prayer (of giving me the win)?" and I heard the answer "because I answered your prayer only after you had fought with ALL your strength. I know your heart and if you had given up early you would not have won." Wow... Thank you Lord.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Please... Go

There are many who God is calling right now to GO. Please... Go.

These people are so trapped, and searching. Do not let ANYTHING get in the way. Not the timing... there will never be the "right" time; not the money... there will never be "enough" money; not your fear... God is greater than anything you fear; not your comfort... if you live your life for comfort now, woe to you when you meet the Master; Not for relationships that you love... If you hold tight to them your hand cannot be open to new relationships, because God wants to give you more; not because you feel inadequate... truly there is nothing great or mighty about us, the only thing we can boast in is Christ in us. We are weak, but He is strong. He works through those who are not great and wise, but those who are weak and humble.

I am overwhelmed with grief for those that our trapped in darkness, pain, oppression, sin. The weight of which cannot be bore alone. People everywhere are dying each day, dying to the weight of the loneliness. Looking for the answer... Searching for freedom and love. We have the Message... We have the Answer... There is Truth!

Please... obey... Please... GO! God is greater than anything holding you back.

All Satan wants you to do is... WAIT. He doesn't need to convince you of anything else except to... WAIT. Until its more convenient, until the timing is better, until... until... Don't be deceived! You have the Message of Love, the Message of Reconciliation, the Message that sets people FREE!

Not with anger, bitterness or pride, but with grief in my heart I tell you that we know many people who have received the call, who feel that they have been told to GO, and they have not said "no" but merely have kept putting it off, never putting rubber to road by setting the date and making the sacrifice to hold to that commitment. Don't let this be you too. I plead with you on behalf of the people here who are internally screaming for help...

We did not receive what we needed until we set a date AND bought the plane tickets... only then, AFTER we took the BIG step of faith, did EVERYTHING fall into place. Take the step of faith. You know who you are, you know those who I am talking to. Don't keep asking for more confirmation. When God gives you the call to Go, if you aren't sure, then everything else should be on hold until you seek him in fasting prayer to know for sure, and when you know... GO!

We are praying for YOU! Honestly, I am praying with anguish for you to be set free from everything holding you back.

Set the date, buy the ticket... Go.

Communicate with me if you aren't sure what to do, if you are scared. I am here for you. I love you.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What are we training for?... if not to win the battle?

In every aspect of our lives we are "training" for something. Our training is either passive or active, by which I mean that we are either:

passively training ~ going through a set of motions/behaviors/activities either unaware of, or with a lack of care for the goal or end in mind

actively training ~ going through a set of motions/behaviors/activities aware of and with action bringing us towards the desired end or goal in mind

An example of our everyday life training, our diet (by which I only mean what we are eating/drinking). We are either eating everything we want either unaware or with lack or care for how our bodies will ultimately turn out, or we are submitting our eating behavior to our desired goal to reach the end in mind, good health, fitness whatever. My point is either way we are training/preparing for something.

In the spiritual world this is the same, most people pray whether they really believe the answer will come or not, many will look for religious ways of attaining a perceived goal, do things they think are "good" to earn credit and what not.

What I really want to emphasize is:

The fact that this training exists in every aspect of our lives causes us to understand that there IS a goal and we ought to be aware of it and be prepared/trained for that end.

Every leadership/goal oriented book will explain that our natural (sinful) tendency is to desire and strive for comfort, but that comfort almost never is what is needed. We don't strive for comfort if we are training to win the prize. We do what we know to be right, learn from those who are already where we want to be, and put those same thoughts/motions/behaviors/activities into action.

The fact that we inherently know that training is good for our body, mind and soul shows us that there is a goal. Since training always has an adversary, even if that adversary is our own desire for comfort, then we are always battling an adversary of some sort. We either recognize the battle and train to win, or we pursue what our natural desire is (to do what is easy/comfortable and makes us feel good right now) and we lose. Thats it. It really is that simple. We know, and the adversary knows that whoever is better trained is going to win the battle.

I know we are aware of this, but I want to remind myself and anyone reading this that we are in a battle... TRAIN TO WIN!

Blessings of Christ Jesus upon you as you TRAIN TO WIN!


The great thing about the Holy Spirit is that for us that trust in Jesus and profess that faith to others have been blessed with His presence ALL THE TIME! So no matter what we are doing, whether it is a (seemingly) spiritual activity, or a (seemingly) everyday life activity (I say seemingly since there really is no distinction for us who are being daily transformed by the blood, power and love of Christ Jesus) he gives us wisdom and insight in ways that we would not have otherwise been prepared to hear and understand had we not been doing that specific activity. Since I have been training so much my thoughts are often wrapped in that frame of reference and as I was resting this morning between training sets this is the thought that came to mind. Be blessed.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Get Healthy New Year's Resolution?

This being the start of the year, many people are making resolutions in regards to weight, appearance, health and other things related to the body. I received a devotional from a fellow missionary who is also a certified Health Minister last week that I wanted to share with you. Personally he and his wife are trusted friends that we have come to rely on.

I am warning you. What he writes may go against the grain for most of what you have been conditioned to believe. It may cause you to deny the information he presents, however I ask that you would focus on what the Spirit is saying as you read.

The first time this stuff was presented to me I wasn't against it, but I was fairly apathetic to it. However after having lived in Thailand for 6 months and seeing the changes in me and my family I am more and more convinced every day of what Doc is preaching. In the 6 months we have been here I have lost 20lbs. and have more energy and life than before. My family and I (up until this week) had not been sick a single time (currently my children have a cold) and my daughters chronic ear infections have vanished. The main thing that has changed has been adjusting to eating a significantly improved diet consisting of mostly fresh fruits and vegetables and very little processed foods. So please read this post and pray as you read. I pray that you would receive the blessing that is available to you in the application of this wisdom.

“Running to the ANTI-Christ??!!” … what … why ??!!"
I am learning that Communication is one of the greatest gifts on the planet !!

If you can communicate then you can achieve, influence and accomplish a lot of good that will effect world’s His-Story for good … amen !!

I am really trying to learn how to communicate my PASSiONs,

this Devo is at the top of my PASSiON List to share and I pray that it will positively bless your Soul, Spirit and Body … amen. ;-)

First … THANK You … yes thank you, for fellowshipping with me online and keeping in touch. Thank you for accepting me for me and for hearing from God despite me. Many of us speak what God tells us and many don’t hear God because we are too busy judging the speaker. That is nothing new under the Sun because the Son has never been fully accepted by everyone … we will never be fully accepted by everyone. BUT the Saints of God are growing in His PASSiON daily … un-conditional Love and we are blessed … I am blessed by you – amen. ;-)

One thing I am learning is all of us have FILTERS in which we hear, receive and understand things that are said or written. These Filters for the most part were developed as a child and in our youth … just like the FOOD we like today. Most of us have Comfort Foods and these are foods we enjoyed as a Kid. One big way to get Kids off of Fast Food is = Do Not to take them to eat at Fast Food restaurants !! Morgan Spurlock in his movie “Super Size Me” said one way he is going to teach his Kids Not to eat at McDonald’s was when they ask him to take them there he was going to Punch them in Face … a little extreme but it will work right ?? LOL – I am “Laughing Out Loud” because I said that to my grandson Titus … guess what ?? He will not ask his LoLo/ Grandpa to take him to McDonald’s now. ;-)

Some people in Thailand ask me if I like the Fruit Durian?? To me, it is known as the stinky and yellow snot looking type of fruit. Some of my Thai friends love eating it everyday but only do so in its season. I have asked them if they ate Durian a lot when they were younger and almost all of them say YES. So I tell them I don’t like Durian because I did not eat it when I was a child and that answer seems to satisfy them … or confuse them. ;-)

Today’s Devo is like that … if I asked you, “Do you go to a Doctor when you get sick??”

Most would say, “YES” because that is what we did when we were Kids. But if you asked ME if I go to a Doctor when I get sick … I would say, “No, I do not take God’s Sacred Temple to an ANTI-Christ organization that gives mainly witch craft Drugs to cover up my sickness.” Or I could say, “I don’t get Sick because by Jesus’ Stripes I am healed and I have received His FULL Salvation which is Health and Healing for the Soul and BODY – amen.”

Wow … what ?? What crazy answers right??

Most people’s Filters go into shock about this type of answer. ;-)

I am writing this Devo because January 2011 is when everyone looks for ways to Loose Weight and many go to Doctors to do so. In America the Health Care Issue is a real big issue and it is one of the biggest reasons America is Trillions of Dollars in Debt and at the same time IT does not make Americans Healthy!!?? ;-(

If you hear me out … get past your Filters … you will be blessed. ;-)

Jesus always challenged our filters … big example = eating His Body and drinking His Blood gives you Eternal Life … amen. ;-)

1 John 4:1-6 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. … but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the ANTI-Christ, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. … They are from the world and therefore speak from the VIEW-point of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God Listens to Us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of Falsehood.”

2 John 1:7 “Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the Deceiver and the ANTI-Christ.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s Temple is Sacred, and you together are that temple.”

When it comes to HEALTH … taking care of God’s Sacred Temple … WHO are you going to listen to?? Do you listen to the World or to God’s health People?? Too simple right??

If you hear me out … get past your filters … you will be blessed. ;-)

Getting back to my answer about why I don’t go to Doctors =

1. Our Body is God’s Sacred Temple. (Plus+)

2. AMA – American Medical Association does not believe in God, they do not believe in prayer and they do not believe that Jesus came from God = Anti-Christ organization right ??

3. 1. + 2. = 3. One main reason that I do not go to Doctor’s.

So what is the Purpose of this Devo ??

IT is “NOT” to get you to Stop going to Doctors … it is to get you to THINK about your Health and how YOU can Divinely take care of God’s Sacred Temple your Body. ;-)

Devo’s are to get you to THINK, most do not like thinking because

CHANGE happens … we must Re-New our Minds & Change right ??

You want to be a Good Steward of God’s Sacred Temple … right ??

NOTE: Let me go on record, Doctor’s have done a lot of good in this world, there are a lot of good Christian Doctors but they are NOT the God given answer to Health, sickness or disease. Just like most Organizations in America, they are Motivated by MONEY and NOT Love and Divine PASSiON because the AMA clearly Rejects the Creator and Designer of the human body. Think of it … WHY do 90% plus Christians run to the Doctors ??

One thing Doctors are great for is if your body parts get chopped off then they are good in trying to put you back together. But when you are sick or diseased with CANCER and a Doctor ONLY offers you Poison (Chemotherapy), Burning (Radiation) and Cutting (Surgery) as an Answer to restoring your Divine Health then something must be SAID … right ??!!

In the beginning of this Devo … I said, “This Devo is at the top of my PASSiON List to share and I pray that it will positively bless your Soul, Spirit and Body …” One of my biggest childhood experiences was watching my GrandPA Die of CANCER. ;-(

He was a big Italian Welder and we watched him Die at 98 lbs. from CANCER. Here is the Heart of this Devo = if my GrandPA knew and did what God has shown me then he would still be ALIVE !! But he is Dead, mainly because of his lack of God’s knowledge and from running to the AMA which does not ask the Creator how to treat or heal His Creation.

As a baby I had my Tonsils cut out by a Doctor. I did not have a chance to ask the question, “Did you ask my Creator if I really do not need my Tonsils??” Please NOTE … Doctors are “Practicing Physicians”, they practice on US and today most Doctors do not do surgeries to take kid’s Tonsils out. Why ?? They have discovered we NEED them and they are one of the first lines of defense against sickness !!

Genesis 1:27-31

Only in the Beginning, in the Book of Genesis did the Creator say,

“ … it was very Good …” on Earth.

Only one time He said that … and guess what??

His Creation, human BEings, were the Healthiest ever in world history. Many of those Humans lived 100’s of years with NO recorded Sickness and Disease!! What Health PRINCIPLES can we learn that were in the Garden of Eden so that we will Not have to run to the Doctors and to take AMA Drugs the rest of our lives??

I am trying to keep this Devo small and simple … I know from (10) plus years of experience sharing God’s Divine Design on Health … most people’s FILTERS (or their Flesh) go Crazy when they hear things like this.

Please letzzz take a moment to Pray … I am Praying for you right now - amen. ;-)

There are many Health Principles in the Garden of Eden:

1. Air – Fresh Clean PURE Air.

2. Water – Fresh Clean PURE Water.

3. Food – Fresh Clean Pure PLANT Food.

4. Exercise – Daily Work that makes you Sweat.

5. Rest – Nightly times entering into God’s Rest.

6. Sun Light – Allowing God’s Healing Sun touch your skin.

7. Relationships – Allowing God & those around you LOVE you.

There are only TWO Principles that I encourage all to get involved in and they are very easy to ADD to anyone’s current lifestyle. If you do something it is better than nothing right ??

a. Good IN = Add daily fresh Juice or BarleyMax to your diet.

b. Bad OUT = Add daily fiber or FiberCleanse to your diet.

SO many people are excepting the Fact of taking Drugs Daily so

why not make a Divine Decision to get “Good IN” and “Bad OUT” Daily ??

You can start today … or in January 2011 … right?? ;-)

Reply … contact me and I will help and love you – amen. ;-)

For some reason the World is way ahead of Christians

in trying to take care of their Temples/ Body !!

Remember the Movie **** “SUPER SIZE ME !!”

They are showing Diabetes

… Diabetes = #1 CAUSE = The Food You Eat !!

We personally create Diabetes … we do not catch Diabetes !!

I am a Health Minister with a MINISTRY that

has a Healthy RECORD of the Creator Curing Cancer … wow!! – Daniel and Zina Docto Health Ministers #34687

Call 1-800-915-9355 or 1-704-481-1700

Zina and I started to study Divine Health in 1992 and got certified as Health Ministers in 1996. Please feel free to Reply to this Devo, please ask questions, now is the time to Sow into your Health so you can Reap Life to the Full – amen. ;-)

BEing a good steward of God’s Sacred Temple your Body and seeking to be Divinely Healthy makes you loose weight. Excess weight is just a sign that your body can not deal with the Excess Toxins around it and in it.

#1 prayer request in Church is about Sickness and Disease !!

The Creator has given us the ANSWERS to our Prayers … will we listen to Him?? ;-)

If you Ignore your Health … It will go away. ;-(

Ignore your Health and you will lose your Wealth. $$

Ignore your Health and you will lose your Ministry !!

“Running to the ANTI-Christ??!!” … what … why ??!!

Phra JAO uay phra pon- God bless, “DOC” ;-)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Outreach Program

I had the privilege of doing a Christmas outreach program with a few other missionaries and some Thais through a church here in Krabi over the past three days. We went to six schools and spoke with about 1,500 students! Apparently many Thai's believe that Christmas is the Christian celebration of the New Year; so we explained the real reason for Christmas. We use the Christmas story to teach them English, we have a Thai share her testimony, and we do a skit about how God made us perfect but Satan brings distress and pain, but Gods answer was to send Jesus to bring redemption. Finally, all the students went home with a Gospel tract based on the Christmas story. It was good all three days, but this morning was especially incredible! This school was our smallest group at about 100 students in Elementary School, however this was the best school. They were the most well behaved and interactive of all of the schools. Not only did they listen and participate, we had many kids ask us questions to be answered to everyone. I was so surprised by the questions of these 8 - 12 year old children that I wrote them down to share with you:

Why was Jesus born?
What is the difference between Heaven and Hell?
When did Jesus go to Heaven?
Why do we celebrate Christmas?
Where did Satan come from?
When does Hell come?

Needless to say, through answering these questions we got to expand from just talking about the birth of Jesus, to His life, death and resurrection! Please pray for these children that God has clearly begun a work in, that Satan would not come in and steal the seed that has been planted here. Praise the Lord for His miraculous workings!


Merry Christ-mas (Worship of Jesus Christ)

Friday, October 8, 2010


I hope that catchy title got you to read this :)... I have been reading in Proverbs and I was so struck by how much empahasis Solomon puts on warning men (but it applies to women as well) against adultery that I wanted to share with you some of God's words on this. Please skim the first 10 chapters of Proverbs and you will see that 3 out of those 10 are words of caution on how to avoid the adulteress and warning by laying out the consequences...

Proverbs 5

"3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil;

4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,
sharp as a double-edged sword.

5 Her feet go down to death;
her steps lead straight to the grave."

(I think it interesting that he remarks how sweet and beautiful the temptation is in the beginning...)

"8 Keep to a path far from her,
do not go near the door of her house,

9 lest you give your best strength to others
and your years to one who is cruel,

10 lest strangers feast on your wealth
and your toil enrich another man's house."

"15 Drink water from your own cistern,
running water from your own well.

16 Should your springs overflow in the streets,
your streams of water in the public squares?

17 Let them be yours alone,
never to be shared with strangers.

18 May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be captivated by her love.

20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress?
Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife?"

Proverbs 6

"25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
or let her captivate you with her eyes,

26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread,
and the adulteress preys upon your very life.

27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap
without his clothes being burned?

28 Can a man walk on hot coals
without his feet being scorched?"

I will conclude with all of Proverbs 7. I know it is long, but it is worth reading all of it...

Proverbs 7

" 1 My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you.
2 Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

3 Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,"
and call understanding your kinsman;

5 they will keep you from the adulteress,
from the wayward wife with her seductive words.

6 At the window of my house
I looked out through the lattice.

7 I saw among the simple,
I noticed among the young men,
a youth who lacked judgment.

8 He was going down the street near her corner,
walking along in the direction of her house

9 at twilight, as the day was fading,
as the dark of night set in.

10 Then out came a woman to meet him,
dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.

11 (She is loud and defiant,
her feet never stay at home;

12 now in the street, now in the squares,
at every corner she lurks.)

13 She took hold of him and kissed him
and with a brazen face she said:

14 "I have fellowship offerings [a] at home;
today I fulfilled my vows.

15 So I came out to meet you;
I looked for you and have found you!

16 I have covered my bed
with colored linens from Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning;
let's enjoy ourselves with love!

19 My husband is not at home;
he has gone on a long journey.

20 He took his purse filled with money
and will not be home till full moon."

21 With persuasive words she led him astray;
she seduced him with her smooth talk.

22 All at once he followed her
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer [b] stepping into a noose [c]

23 till an arrow pierces his liver,
like a bird darting into a snare,
little knowing it will cost him his life.

24 Now then, my sons, listen to me;
pay attention to what I say.

25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways
or stray into her paths.

26 Many are the victims she has brought down;
her slain are a mighty throng.

27 Her house is a highway to the grave, [d]
leading down to the chambers of death."

If you are being tempted by sexual sin, REACH OUT to someone. If you have been snared by the temptress, REACH OUT to God and someone else!