A book by Jerry B. Jenkins called, Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It has helped so many ministers. Often, the reason for a moral failure has been the lack of protective hedges that should have been planted around our spouse, marriage, or ministry.
I have used the 3G's over the years to help fellow ministers do a check-up from the neck up. Are they allowing their minds to go where they shouldn't? What are the 3G's?
It goes like this. In ministry, don't touch the girls, the glory or the gold. For the girls it's don't touch the guys, the glory or the gold. These are personal hedges built around our minds and ministries to protect and preserve our personal purity.
Godly character will protect us from breaches in the hedge that could result in the loss of all we have built over the years in marriage and ministry.
Here are some affirmative things to build into your life, marriage and ministry. These are hedges against immorality and for purity.
1. Keep the Home Fires Burning
2. Be Proactive with Purity and Prevention
3. Be a Man's Man Like Jesus
4. Win the War on Porn with Purity
5. Have A Personal Covenant of Godliness
6. Live Above Reproach
I will print out the Shepherd's Covenant tomorrow as it deals with GRACE.
G - Genuine Accountability
R - Right Relationships
A - A Servant-Shepherd's Heart
C - Constant Safegurards
E - Embrace God Intimately
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