If you are struggling with the issue of homosexuality in your own life, I believe that gratefully living within the parameters God has established for His children is a key to gaining the victory.

Accept with gratitude that which God has offered you. In the Garden of Eden, God gave man to eat of the Tree of Life, not the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Their ingratitude cost them untold sorrow and woe. God also created an helpmeet for Adam: a woman. In His infinite wisdom and love for the well-being of man, He gave him the gift of a woman to be by his side. There was no alternative. So, did God make a mistake? Did He not know what He was doing? Did He somehow not understand the needs of the man He Himself had just created?

I have children. While on one of my recent engagements overseas I went to great lengths to find what I thought would be a very special surprise for them. I searched in each country I visited for what I had in mind. Finally, I found them. Arriving home at the airport, I had them sticking out the top of my backpack.

“What’s that?” they both asked excitedly.

“I have a surprise for you,” I said.

“What is it?” they jumped up and down in excitement.

I took down my back pack and gave them each a doll. Little Heidi I gave to my little girl, and little Peter I gave to my little boy. I just knew they would both love these little treasures, because they both played house and “mommy and daddy” with little dolls all the time.

“I don’t want it!” whispered my little boy.

“Why not?” I asked in surprise. “You are always wanting to play with your sister’s little dolls, so I brought you one of your very own!”

“I don’t like it” he answered. “I like hers.”

“Well, I’m sorry,” I said with great disappointment. “Heidi is for your sister.”

My special gift purchased at such “great price…” and effort was spurned by my little boy. I had to put it away in the attic, hoping that someday he would appreciate it and want it. (I love him still; he is very dear and precious to me.)

Likewise, God went to great lengths to provide for man the wonderful gift of woman. Some of us have turned up our noses at this gift, and, instead, burn in our lust for one another. Does God stop loving us? No! Of course not. Does he give us the gift that he has created for someone else, that he has provided for the woman?

No! It is with great disappointment that he sees man covet for himself what was meant by the Creator to be for the woman.

It is not a sin to do without the gift. But it is wrong for us men to covet what He has forbidden, that which was meant for the woman. It is equally wrong for the woman to lust and covet after another woman whom God has created for man.

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

“Rejoice in the Lord alway” (Philippians 4:4)

This Thanksgiving season, may we all be grateful for what God has provided for our best interest. Father truly knows best…!

All Power to you!