Tempest II

A cold gust of air blows inland from across the lake and there is change. The light of day dims as dark clouds race across the sky. The water, once gentle ripples and a reflection of the bright, blue sky, suddenly becomes a restless gray monster. It heaves and with every motion seeks to swamp the beaching boats. Imagine all this as one’s mind. If filled with goodness then the storm is a blessing. If filled with murk, then darkness takes root. The storm will then not be a mere upsetting of the weather – it will be a real tempest.

It doesn’t take much to get hooked to visual perversion. Pornography does not have to start with watching lewd movies or getting exposed to pornographic sites. Something as innocent as women’s’ catalogue for underclothes got him started. One page, the second page and a third page later, he could locate the magazine anywhere in the vast bookshelf. Without knowing, a journey had begun. There are journeys one walks to purposely get some place; there are others that are all about putting one foot in front of the other and you are far from where you started. A stroll is one such – the journey of the mind in the wrong direction a more sinister example.

A stork, caught out late, struggles to get to her nesting tree. The wind beats her so that she can’t make a straight path. Her beak points to the east of her destination as she makes a sideways trip. She looks like someone being dragged to a place they do not want to go. This is not just a picture; our minds are powerful centers of our being, so that when we get filled with dirt we are indeed dragged to places we don’t want to be.

As the wind blows, its purpose is not to get the stork off her course and neither does it intend to cause the lake to heave; the wind just blows. The things that bring about a tempest in our lives were not created to do so. Nudity is meant to draw a man to his wife. The stimulation of his mind is meant to drive him to be a protector, a provider so that in doing these things, she finds room and security to submit to him – to share herself with him. This way, another generation is born; but just as the wind wrongly rubs against the waters to make it heave, so does evil mix with God’s good intention. A monster is created out of the matter of sex.

A group of men were out at sea one night. In the middle of their journey, they hit a gale. They were rocked this way and that and the boat was sure to sink. Frantic they indeed became and one ran to the Master who was taking a nap in the hold below. After rebuking their lack of faith, He uttered two words, ”Be still!”, and the waters calmed.

When a storm rages, it is good to know, there exists a Lord who  is Master of all things and that He can calm any storm. This is the path I followed for I, Peter, am that young man who had sat at the shore one day watching boats bob. I am that young man who desired to possess the kind of peace they displayed. How I made it out of all this murk I will tell. I hope that it will be a light to someone so that his keel will not scrape rocks hidden beneath the water.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Joseph on January 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thats great.It is motiviting

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  2. I’ve been following your blog since you started. You have made amazing progress. This site is an inspiration for all pursuing a long transition versus the big chop.

    – Rob

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  3. Posted by Lorraine on January 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Sweetheart! Your work has been a blessing to me. I am in agreement that Sex should only be for man & Wife. It is awesome in context but out of contest is disastrous. I pray that the beauty of sex is experienced by all. God Bless your work Hun.

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    • Tis true hun. Well…though I haven’t experienced it but from the way my body reacts 😉 I can say it’s an awesome thing I am waiting for. I see people abandoning each other after illicit encounters, especially men, and my desire is that we seek to understand our passion and control it and reserve our most vulnerable act for the one person we will spend the rest of our lives with.

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      • Posted by Lorraine on January 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm

        I am in total agreement Sweet! The Honorable service to God is by keeping our bodies Holy. This is an act of worship & surrender to Him Sweet.In His time He makes all things beautiful. So to all that are reading this keep your bodies Holy for in-dwelling of The Holy Spirit to be endued with Power from on high to command signs & wonders. God Bless you all.

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