Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalms 16:11 (KJV): Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Pleasure is more often than not, greater than pain.
I wish you to understand the power of pleasure from this simple example.
A man might be diagnosed with lung cancer because of a consistent smoking problem. He may even be told that if he keeps up the habit, he will surely die. I assure you that this man may not necessarily stop smoking because of the threat to his life.
This is because at this point, the pleasure of smoking is greater than the pain of death.
When pleasure takes over the senses of a man, it does not matter how much pain he may suffer.
Look at the people who inject drugs into their bodies; they may do this several times a day with no regard to pain because of the subsequent pleasure of it.
You can never deliver such a man from his addiction until you substitute this pleasure with another pleasure.
Don’t be deceived into thinking that you can substitute pleasure with pain, that’s a waste of time.
You can never beat or shame a man out of his carnal pleasure.
You can only change him by introducing a higher pleasure–Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate pleasure of our souls.
He gives the drug addict a greater ‘high.’
He intoxicates the drunkard with the sweeter wine of the Holy Spirit.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 36:7-8, Proverbs 2:10
You can never beat or shame a man out of his pleasure. You can only change him by introducing a higher pleasure–Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate pleasure of our souls.
PRAYER: Father God, you are my delight and the lover of my soul. I joy in who you are every day of my life. The knowledge of who you are has taken over my soul and nothing satisfies like you. Each day I bask in the wonder of simply knowing you, for nothing matters like this greatest of joys.
Thank you my Lord.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.