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On busy days consider picking 1-3 prayers so that you can focus on them often when you have time. But even when you have time, focus on opening up your heart to Jesus. The words are of mild importance, your desire to do what God wants is of great importance.

Consider praying: "Father, show me how wrong thoughts poison my life."

Consider praying: “Father, take away my spirit of lust and help me to turn from worthless things.”

Consider praying: “Father, help me to make no exceptions. Help me to turn aggressively from sin in every situation.”

“Father, help me to always raise the standards in turning from lust.”

“Father, show me what my life can be like if I run instantly from lust.”

“Father, take away my love of pleasure.”

“Father, show me how to fight sin and fill me with Your love.”

“Father, help me to run from sinful pleasures. Teach me how to make You my pleasure.”

“Father, help me to run from lust and help me care about souls”

“Father, help me to hate sin and help me to forgive.”

“Jesus, thank you for the cross. I will think about Your cross.”

“Father, take away my spirit of discouragement, and fill me with Your strength.”

“Father, help me to be content. You are a great and mighty God.”

“Father, help me to love and help people more than I love pleasure.”

“Father, help me to turn from lust and help me to be kind.”

“Father, show me new ways to think and help me to be humble.”

“Father, help me to fight lust always and help me to be patient.”

Always pray each prayer with sincerity and a strong desire to change.

What you do is 51% of quitting. What you stop doing is only 49%. Because, if you don't replace the bad stuff with good stuff... you will always have a vacuum (empty space) in your life that needs filling.

Pray the Lord’s prayer. For more on the prayer for fighting lust.

Quote: Matthew 6:22-23 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!"

Say "Lust equals darkness - good thoughts equal light."

Say: I believe that pure thoughts will lead to a great life.

Say: I reject satan's lies. I accept God's view that lust destroys.

Secondly, if you are tempted to fall, never say, “This is the last time.” Instead say, “I am rebelling, and there will be a lot of destruction because of it.” Satan wants you to lie about what is going on. Be honest.

When life runs us over we can obey the Bible and 16 “Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

This year I will be praying over each of the fruits of the Spirit. Reading each fruit then praying: “Father, fill me with Your love.” “Father, fill me with Your joy.” “Father, fill me with Your self-control etc.”

Say: I believe that pure thoughts will lead to a great life.

It takes 66 days on average to form a new habit. Consider picking which prayers you want to be habits for you.

Gordon 7

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NoFap can give you up to 25 great quitting ideas every month. But it is important to prioritize which ideas you should work on the most. You will often hear about acquiring the habit of turning from lust. Should you work on it 20 times as much as other things? Yes, in fact work on it all month until it is a habit. The reason why is because it is a top 5 skill to learn to quit porn.

I shared what are my top skills for quitting here.

With every skill for quitting, think about how much you should work on it.

Today, I am writing about keeping hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
God wants us turning from lust, but also consistently praying about something scriptural that we want. Consider praying:

“Father, help me to turn from lust, and help me to have hope.”

If you struggle with hope, quote this verse twice daily and pray this prayer often.

Romans 15:13 ESV
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 12:12 ESV
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

To rejoice in all things is connected with hope.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 4,149 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Reading the scripture gives us hope.

Today analyze how important focusing on hope is for you. If it is hugely important find verses on hope so that you can print off a page or 2 to study daily. If it is only a tiny need for you, study it for a day and move on tomorrow.

Consider writing down 2-3 skills that you should work on daily until they are habits. These habits will become the foundation that you need for quitting.

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1 Corinthians 3:12 ESV “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.”

We all underestimate how great life could be if we do things God’s way. But… until we stop being dominated by habits, it will continue to be that way.

I am quite sure that God has some new additional things for me to do. But I am quite content with doing the things that I currently do. I am dominated by my current habits.

Consider praying: “Father, help me not to be dominated by anything except love.”

Consider praying: “Father, help me not to be dominated by anything except being in Your will”

Today, determine not to be dominated by anything. To stop being dominated by normal things as well as by sins, we need a great goal.

Psalm 145:3 ESV Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
When we go to war daily with things that dominate us, our great God starts to get bigger and bigger in us. Consider praying:

“Father, take away this spirit of lust, and show me a bit of Your greatness.”

Are you willing to try to do something for Jesus? When we start to do something new for Jesus, more and more of His greatness starts flowing into us, then it starts flowing out of us.

But, I am still dominated by certain things. However, I am thinking about new things, planning new things, I am leaving myself notes about doing new things, and praying about doing new things.

Today I printed out seven new verses to study including the first referenced verse. I searched for verses about things that dominate me. Even though I always meditate on verses, it was still shocking how effective the practice is.

A great daily habit: Study verses about things that dominate you so that you can do what God wants you to do.

This week my goal is to stop underestimating how great life can be if I do things God’s way.

Gordon 7

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Today I will add Christian books that are available for free if you have Amazon Prime.

The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective. 4.5 stars

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT ADDICTION: Quitting Drugs, Drinking, Gambling, Porn and Smoking GOD’S WAY. 4 stars

How Peter Quit porn. 5 stars

How to Defeat the Giants in Your Life: Find Freedom from Pornography, Masturbation, and Sex-Related Addictions. 4.5 stars

A Brand New You: The Ultimate Guide for Quitting Porn and Self-Transformation. 4.5 stars. This one is new to me, and I am not sure if there is much about Christianity in it, but it has a lot of great reviews.

Invest in quitting porn. I estimate that the average porn user costs themselves $30,000 to $300,000 from job losses, career changes, and a total lack of direction because of the darkness of the addiction. Some users keep their finances good, but they have even worse costs in other ways.

I will also add a book below that is not about quitting porn because I think that finding your purpose is one of the top five keys to quitting.

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

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The site I originally quoted has updated its helpful information. They list clean shows on Netflix like:

  • NCIS series (violence)

  • Heartland

  • Sweet Magnolias

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • Gilmore Girls

  • Fuller House

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Sister, Sister

  • Crash Landing On You

  • Madam Secretary

  • The West Wing

  • Nailed It!

  • Pawn Stars

  • Free Reign
As well as shows on Amazon like:

  • Making It

  • Psych

  • Green Acres

  • Cedar Cove

  • Andy Griffith

  • Monk

  • Heartland

  • River Monsters

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Myth Busters

  • The Astronauts Wives Club

  • MacGyver

  • White Collar

  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

  • Little Men

  • The Young Riders

  • Murder, She Wrote

  • 7th Heaven

  • Last Man Standing

  • Mercy Street

  • The Middle

  • Dr. Thorne

  • Home Improvement

  • Leverage

  • Planet Earth

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered

  • Chopped

  • The Wonder Years

  • Malcolm In The Middle

  • JAG

  • Jamestown

  • Chesapeake Shores

  • Touched By An Angel

  • Duck Dynasty

  • North and South
They have other recommendations as well. My thanks to Momremade for all her hard work.

Lastly, consider always praying to turn from lust every time you turn on the TV, every time you start a show, and every time a scene changes, giving you a clue that risky things are about to happen.

Develop good TV habits so that you have a better chance to be ready when God has something important for you to do.

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Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

They don’t tell us at church that a great cloud of witnesses are watching us. If they did maybe we would think more about the race than we do about lust.

Over the last two weeks, I have been working to set aside a weight in my life so that I would be able to run the race better. Like most of you, I was worried that if I cut some silly pleasure out of my life, I would not be happy.

Finally, I cut it out, and I still did not know exactly what the “race” was for me. I kept thinking and praying about it. Then yesterday it all clicked. I discovered what I was supposed to do. It was not exactly what I thought. But doing it made me happy.

Matthew Henry wrote: “By the sin that does so easily beset us, understand that sin to which we are most prone, or to which we are most exposed, from habit, age, or circumstances. This is a most important exhortation; for while a man's darling sin, be it what it will, remains unsubdued, it will hinder him from running the Christian race, as it takes from him every motive for running, and gives power to every discouragement. When weary and faint in their minds, let them recollect that the holy Jesus suffered, to save them from eternal misery. By stedfastly looking to Jesus, their thoughts would strengthen holy affections, and keep under their carnal desires. Let us then frequently consider him. What are our little trials to his agonies, or even to our deserts? What are they to the sufferings of many others?”

Today, consider setting an alarm on your phone to remind you to think about the race at least once per hour. Consider praying:

“Father, take away this spirit of lust and show me what the race is all about.”

Watch sermons from pastors who understand that the “race” involves all of us. Become obsessed with laying aside every weight, and sin.

Finally, consider striving to form a habit of thinking about the “race.” A second habit of thinking about praying to Jesus for guidance and help.

I have added this verse to the verses I meditate on. This is the third thing that helps me think in new ways.

Clean thoughts steer us towards a clean life. Think about new things.

Gordon 7

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David says a person is blessed when his, “delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

Why use the word law? At least part of the recommendation is to read the Bible. But, he used the term law because we should look to the law every time we need to look to the law if we want that blessing. When lust temptation overwhelms we should study the verses for quitting. We do this to delight in the law, trusting that the law will pound the sin right out of us. When things are under control we should follow his advice and read the Bible.

A new friend of mine said he uses the Horner method to read the Bible. I looked it up and with it you read 10 chapters per day. Maybe that is what David did when he was right with God, at the time he was slaying Goliath. Other systems focus on five chapters per day.

Many are shocked that I know almost all of the New Testament verses regarding sin. But I have studied the key ones a lot because doing so is delighting in the law of the Lord.

Finally, always find new ways to dig into the Bible. It will always be good for you.

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Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Increase your commitment to keeping your eyes clean. Think about that commitment often. EC = eyes clean. If you are bored at work or at school write EC. Are we mocking God when we try to see how much looking we can get away with? Today consider setting an alarm on your phone to remind you to say every hour:

“I praise you Lord with eyes clean.”

An awkward phrase. But a phrase that can start to turn around your thinking.

Background: (David used praise and thanksgiving often in prayer and in everyday life. Paul recommended and practiced praising God, and giving thanks during prayer.)

Why should we consider this awkward sentence? Because David did a lot of prayer and praising before Bathsheba. Then he awkwardly mocked God (with eyes unclean) with his lust. Then he reaped what he sowed.

Instead of copying him say, “I praise you Lord with eyes clean,” every hour. Now I am sowing to please the Spirit. If I pray regularly for God to fill me with the fruits of the Spirit (I pray regularly over each of the fruits) Galatians 5:22–23, I am sowing to please the Spirit.

What three Godly things will you make a commitment to thinking about consistently this week.

Second, use a focus on the harvest in verse nine as one of the secrets to finding joy. You are special and you have a special skill that God can use to change the world.

Third, consider memorizing Galatians 6:7-9.

Finally, the Bible predicts the future when we “Sow to the flesh,” and when we “Sow to the Spirit.” Now you can predict it also.

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Many have read verses about lust to combat lust. Some have studied verses about lust to fight lust. But only a few fight lust exactly the way Jesus did. When Jesus was tempted He fought every temptation with a Bible verse. But… Jesus did not have any sin strongholds in his life so satan bounced from one temptation to the next. But that is not how he attacks us. Lust, more lust, then some more lust, maybe with a side dish of covetousness.

When we are trying to break down a stronghold, one verse helps, two are better, but three are even better. Here are three that I really like:

Matthew 6:22-23

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Romans 6:16 ESV

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Second, three are probably not enough, but Jesus had the verses memorized. Start by memorizing one and get to three as fast as possible. Then continue to add more.

If you really know all of the verses about lust by heart you won’t think porn is stupid and destructive… you will know it.

Matthew 6:22 completely opened my eyes. I always ended up trading in my great life filled with light and joy for short-term fun which led to darkness, and depression. The more I quoted this verse the more I knew what was really happening. The last few times I went back to porn I literally said: I am ruining my week and month. I am going back to darkness. I will have destruction.

I was correct. That was what happened.

What are the two or three verses you have used to fight back against lust? Please help me out by picking the ones from this list. I am trying to figure out which great verses about quitting are not on this list. If you have a verse specifically about lust that is not on the list please let me know so I can add it.

Lastly, it is hard for us to exactly copy how Jesus lived. But, we certainly can copy His method for fighting temptation.

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To conquer sin, or to improve in some area we need to decrease to make room for the Holy Spirit to increase. Once He has enough room in our lives we (because of Him) can start to conquer things.

If I want to conquer anger I should study verses on anger daily.

If I want to conquer anxiety I should study verses on anxiety daily.

If I want to conquer lust I should study verses on lust daily.

If I want to conquer acquiring meekness, I should study verses on meekness daily.

If I want to conquer acquiring love, I should study verses on love daily.

If I want to conquer being in God’s will, I should study verses on being in God’s will daily.

Simply put what you want to conquer in Google. Verses anger. I then look for Open Bible which usually has 100 verses on the topic I want. I then usually copy and paste 25-30 verses into a Word or Google doc, and then trim out some of the off-topic ones so that I can print out a page or two of verses to study daily.

Then I can pray over each verse, meditate on them, and study them.

Key point: It is important to do this with lust, but it is just as important to do it with another thing that you want to change. The reason is… I had this massive stronghold in my life with lust. But while I fought with lust I conquered other things. That started teaching me how to tap into the power.

Ten years ago I would pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray about quitting porn constantly. Then I would fail, fail, fail.

Instead, if we want to fight anxiety, we should study those verses daily. Then… pray, pray, pray. Now the verses are teaching us how to pray with power. Now the verses are making us decrease and giving the Holy Spirit room to increase.

Example: Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

I read this several times per week. I quote it sometimes several times per day.

How This Really Works

Quoting it and praying over a given verse helps, but digging deep into the verse changes everything. Who in this verse are bold as a lion? The righteous. How should I live today if I want to conquer this thing? In obedience.

The verses will tell you exactly what you need to do to conquer what you need/want to conquer. Next, we pray, pray, and then pray some more. But the prayers now have power because our submission to the Bible has caused us to decrease, and the Holy Spirit to increase.

If you have as massive a stronghold with lust in your life as I had, you might conquer one or two other areas first as you are finally conquering lust. But these victories are inspiring and helpful because the more things you conquer, the more you will realize that you (with the help of the Holy Spirit) really can quit.

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In Matthew, one of the first things Jesus said was to repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We repent by memorizing (over time) a list of proper things to think about. We repent by upping our standards in turning from lust by praying about it more often. By often saying: “Father, Your ways are always best.” By our willingness to try to do God’s will. Consider praying:

“Father, take away this spirit of lust, and help me to do Your will.”

Repenting is thinking: “I need to follow Jesus more, I need to think like Jesus more. I need to say more often: “My life will be better if I think more like Jesus, and if I submit more to His will.”

Second, I am off on vacation tomorrow, but I will bring my lists of things to think about and keep working on them. I am going to Universal in Florida for the first time. Temptation will be everywhere, but I will have a list of things to think about and work on while satan is trying to tempt me. I will also pray about 100 times a day to be ready to turn from lust.

Last, in life either we are going higher with Jesus, or we are mulling around giving satan a great chance at winning. Thinking Jesus' way is way better.