Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Sex Issue...

Some church folk are doing it. Yes, some single Christians have sex on a Saturday night and then show up in church on Sunday. When I first became a Christian, I used to naively think that single Christian folk wouldn't venture down that road but after a couple of single church gals I knew got pregnant I had to face facts, premarital sex was happening in the church.Yeah as unholy as that sounds...it is sadly true. Now I'm not judging anyone, I 'm just stating a point about something which I know God does not promote in the lives of single people.
I believe that sex before marriage is not biblical and is therefore not right in God's eyes. The problem with sex is that unlike other sins, a person actually sins against their own body and this has serious spiritual and in some cases physical or health consequences.
The greatest thing is God is a God of second chances and no matter how far you've gone, He is always willing to meet you where you are and bring you back to His righteous presence. He will forgive you and give you a brand new start in Him and enable you to live a holy life until you meet the right person who you will spend your married life with.(and enjoy sex with in an unhibited, guilt free environment)

Anyway last summer, this issue of sex in the church was really bothering me and one night God just impressed it upon my heart to write a story that would deal with this issue of sex in the church. I don't know if that story was meant to help any specific person but God led me to write it and post it on my blog, so I did. I never wanted to get into the topic of sex in my writing because I was afraid people might think I was judging them or trying to act holier than thou...but despite my not being comfortable with the whole thing, I strongly felt led to write the story. I had no idea who the characters would be or where the story would go but I decided to obey God and started typing. It took me about three hours to write it without any planning or editing. And this is the story I wrote, some of you may have read it before (u can delve into it again for old times sake) Anyway the thing is some people have been asking me to write a continuation of the story or make it into a longer work. I'm not sure yet if I will. But your feedback on the story would be appreciated. Is there anything that could be improved? Anything that you really like about it or dont like? 


The Girl in Purple Heels

I caught a whiff of her tantalising perfume as she walked past and suddenly all my thoughts of a quick prayer before service vanished faster than a bargain at the Next Sale. As I looked up from my seat in the sixth row of Majesty Pentecostal Church, I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed with what I saw. I didn't know her name. But this I knew instantly: I had to have her.
She was pretty, elegantly dressed and certainly curvy in all the right places and she walked with all the grace of a queen as she strutted past me in her purple and white dress. Great, I thought, beauty and curves, that’s two ticks for her. My eyes eagerly followed her as she walked down the aisle in her purple heels towards the front of the church looking for a seat. I quickly removed my car keys and bible from the seat next to me and I hoped she would turn my way, notice the seat and take ownership of it. She didn't. She opted for a seat two rows ahead of me, where she found herself sandwiched by two elderly women. Never mind, I consoled myself, there's always time to mingle after church....

I could barely concentrate throughout the service. Every time I closed my eyes I could just see her beautiful brown eyes beckoning to me.
Stop it, I told myself. This is church for crying out loud. A place of prayer and decency.
Guilt and fear began to entwine their nasty tendrils all around me.
What’s going on...? Here I was a bona fide Christian Brother, tongue talking and all that jazz and I couldn't even focus on a sermon because of a girl I didn’t even know.
The harder I tried to stop thinking about her, the more I did. My eyes wandered in her direction again but I couldn't see her because the woman sitting in front of me had strategically positioned herself and her blue over sized head tie right in front of me so all I could now see was a dark shade of blue.

My mind began to wander again. That girl radiated such immense beauty; I prayed she would also have impeccable character and a great spirit to compliment her looks. After all what good is a fine porcelain tea cup without any tea?
 What was that? Pastor Abednego was saying something which suddenly caught my attention.
"..a prayer for anyone believing God for marriage. If you are one of those people please come to the front."

Prayer for Singles. Hhhmmm, I wanted to go up front but what would people think. I didn't want the other brothers thinking I was too eager. That was a woman's thing. I glanced around wondering if anyone would step up. Then a girl in the second row got up. Desperate Housewife, I thought eyeing her with pity knowing everyone would be looking at her from head to toe trying to determine the reason why she was still not hitched. I couldn't face that kind of scrutiny, so I sat glued to my chair. Three more girls got courageous and went to the front. Still no brothers.
Probably their desire to get married was superseded by their gigantic egos which they didn't want anyone or anything to diminish.

Then to my utter surprise, the mystery girl got up. Yes, the girl in the purple heels.
So... she is looking for a hubby huh, that's a good sign, I thought.
Well I was looking for my wifey and maybe if I went to the front we could look at each other and maybe the rest would be history....
Before my brain could talk any sense to my pounding heart, my legs had done the unimaginable and carried my reluctant body to the front. As I stood there with my head bowed low...I didn't know where to look.
She was now just a few inches away from me...
This could be us in a few years time...I thought...standing here at the altar...

I didn't even hear the prayer that Pastor Abednego made, all I heard was the Amen at the end and as he said,
"Go back to your seats; you shall receive your heart's desire in Jesus' name."
I received the prophecy with a loud “Amen” that made mystery girl turn and look at me. It was a brief look and if I had blinked I might have missed it. But that look as fleeting as it had been made me feel giddy; finally we had made a connection.

As soon as church was over, I raced towards the front to try and have a word with her.
A hand on my shoulder brought me to a halt.
"Solomon how've you been man?" Isaac, one of my good friends asked as he gave me a handshake.
"I'm fine," I said my eyes still on the girl afraid I might lose sight of her, "Listen I can't talk now, we'll speak later ok?"
"Sure, where's the fire mate? The way you're racing out of here, one would think the building is on fire," Isaac said laughing.
"You've got jokes. I just have something I need to do ASAP. See you later."
I raced towards the door where the girl had just made her exit and to my utter disappointment as I searched the foyer I couldn't see her anywhere. The girl had vanished. A group of snobbish sisters I wasn't particularly fond of stood in one corner showing off their latest weaves and manicured nails.
"I love those shoes," I heard one of them say.
On the other side of the foyer the "Holier than thou Girls" stood discussing how short one particular choir member's dress was.
"I couldn't even concentrate during worship you know. Her dress kept distracting me."
"Me too."
"You can tell she's not led by the Spirit. Otherwise she wouldn't wear that kind of dress."
"I agree. She needs some serious deliverance."
A young mother nearby was trying to get her baby to stop crying. I looked left and right hoping I would catch a glimpse of the girl in the purple shoes and just when I had almost given up, I saw her come out of the ladies toilet and head for the door. I decided, it’s time for me to make my move and I dashed towards her...To Be Continued 
(Because the story is a bit long, I decided to break it into parts to make it easier to read so that the length doesn't overwhelm people. Please give any Constructive Feedback you may have... :) )

© 2010 Gospel Girl


20 comments:

  1. Nice, I wonder where this will lead to. Is this the first part that you posted last year? If not. please, put the link up. Thanks

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  2. @ilola this is the first part I posted before but I took off the old links that's why I decided to put it on again.
    Glad you liked it.

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  3. nice. would like to read the other parts. waiting for you to post it. But you're right about premarital sex. media doesn't make it easy and it seems to be the norm these days too. God help us

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  4. Wonderful!

    concur with stelzz.....amen.

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  5. Awww! You should definitely continue! I would like to see how it would end, right now it kinda isnt direct if it would end in premarital sex or a sex b4 marriage kinda relationship, or maybe the girl will even give him yawa sef--I mean there are soo many routes this story can take and im so eager to see where it really ends so continueeeeee! hehehe

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  6. they get married and live happily ever after...:D

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  7. Well written.

    Yes, premarital sex among Christians is becoming more common. With all the media and temptations out there, even Christians are now assuming it is almost impossible to have relationships and not have sex. I echo Stelzz. Indeed, may God help us.

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  8. I believe I've read this story before, it's great nonetheless...keep it coming!

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  9. @Blessing, where did you hear the story before? haha

    GG, bring it on jare.. lol

    - LDP

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  10. Hey I like this, pls put it up soon. And I will agree with ‎​you premarital sex is becoming a biggy. Now we need to encourage young people to marry as Apostle Paul said that its better to go ahead and marry than burn with lust. The media is a sorry sight and sells cheap,harmful stuff!
    God HELP cos.... Its tempting out here Hey I like this, pls put it up soon. And I will agree with ‎​you premarital sex is becoming a biggy. Now we need to encourage young people to marry as Apostle Paul said that its better to go ahead and marry than burn with lust. The media is a sorry sight and sells cheap,harmful stuff!
    God HELP cos.... Its tempting out here

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  11. Hey I like this, pls put it up soon. And I will agree with ‎​you premarital sex is becoming a biggy. Now we need to encourage young people to marry as Apostle Paul said that its better to go ahead and marry than burn with lust. The media is a sorry sight and sells cheap,harmful stuff!
    God HELP cos.... Its tempting out here

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  12. I likey
    Agree with wise Stelzz too.

    All I can say is I thank God, I am old and past it. All the issues around being single etc too much
    *sigh*

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  13. Trying to finish the story in my thoughts ...lol, I'm waiting for the other parts dear.

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  14. Please don't keep us waiting for too long ooo! nice one!

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  15. read the post wen it was posted last year.. really liked it and learnt some things..

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  16. read the post wen it was posted last year.. really liked it and learnt some things..

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  17. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
    interesting, i'll weigh in at the end...

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  18. I like everything. Great post.
    I´d like you check out mine.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  19. "...I didn't know where to look."

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  20. ok, one of these day, i'm going to get on here and read this who series.

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