The Best Sex is Blessed Sex!

I’m often asked, “What is God’s view of sex?” Since God sees everything, does he see us having sex? My answer is, frankly, yes, God sees what we are doing. He sees a husband and wife making love after the kids have gone to bed; he sees a young couple in the back seat of a car overcome with passion and lust; he sees it all.

Bob Heywood

What’s more, he sees beyond the behavior; he sees right into our heart’s motivation for sexual behavior. Why we do what we do is as important as what we do. Why else does Scripture tell us about a king who was looking from his roof top at a woman taking a bath, except that God saw it all first? The scriptures put it bluntly; “For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, and He examines all his paths.” (Prov. 5:21)

Believe it or not, this reality, that God’s sees all we do, isn’t a bad thing. As a matter of fact, it’s really a good thing. I worship a God who encourages sexual activity. That’s right! What else does “be fruitful and multiply” mean but “go have sex and plenty of it?”

But the one who gave us this incredible gift also knows the best way it should be used. And that is this: God encourages sex in a certain context, and that context is marriage.
That’s why I love weddings so much. All I see is Jesus standing there with open arms saying, “This is what I’m talking about!” Everybody in the church knows those two are going to have sex that night and it’s OK with Jesus! He knows there is going to be some “delighting” (Song of Songs) going on. What he asks is that the activity that brings such joy and pleasure (and sometimes babies into the world) take place in a committed relationship that in some small way reflects his relationship to us, his people. I’m not saying that waiting for your honeymoon night will be the answer to all your dreams. I’ve heard of some real horror stories concerning honeymoons.
God’s will for your life is to experience sex without shame. It’s better to not have sex at all than to have sex that brings guilt and shame. Sex is supposed to feel good. It’s supposed to feel good, not just when it is happening, but even more importantly, when it is over. It is supposed to end in thanksgiving to God for this wonderful gift.

I’ve been married for 38 years. After 38 years, let me tell you this: My sex life is better than ever! Why? Because both my wife and I thank God for where He has taken us in the journey of our relationship, experiencing the freedom and closeness that can only come from 38 years of marriage to someone you are committed to blessing. Our sex life is better today because it’s more blessed today. Frequency and technique have nothing to do with it. Knowing God’s smile, encouragement and will for our lives blesses us and confirms His promises toward us. We walk away from sexual activity confident and assured that God loves us and that he is glad when we make love. It’s true!

What I am saying is that God wants to bless you in your most intimate moments. Do you believe that?

Harvest USA
About The Author
Bob Heywood has been on staff with HARVEST USA since July 2004. For years Bob struggled with using pornography, something he was not aware was having an effect on him, his wife, or his church. He has a wonderful testimony of sanctification and reconciliation by the hand of the Lord. Bob has worked with youth, served as a volunteer leader with HARVEST USA for a number of years, and is an elder at Pilgrim Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. At HARVEST USA he now works with the Discovery Biblical support group for men struggling with sexual sin. He also does one-on-one discipleship as well as presents seminars and leads in training individuals to be small group facilitators.

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