Will you let Jesus enthrall you…rather than another woman?

Will you let Jesus enthrall you…rather than another woman?

I frequently talk with women who are struggling, hurting, confused because either one certain relationship, or MANY relationships with other women have been obsessive…entangling…a captivity. It’s been a pattern of relating since they were young, or as an adult a relationship grew to become something that seemed to control them in a way that was destructive.

John Donne’s Holy Sonnet #14 has a line that expresses the answer to WHY? the experience of women being enthralled with each other will never work: “Unless You enthrall me, I shall never be free!” (my paraphrase). The craving to be enthralled BY someone, the driving desire to have our hearts filled up by the emotional (and perhaps physical) connection with another woman is evidence of our hearts being created to worship! Yes…God has created us to worship, to be fully, whole-heartedly enthralled with Another…with One: Jesus Christ. John Donne had it right: unless we find our deepest satisfaction, comfort, security in Him, we will NOT be free, and our relationships will be more often than not, UNenthralling!

Women seeking life in other women (emotionally, sexually, mentally), rather than in Jesus have at least two things in common: they are deeply loved by Jesus who wants to bring freedom and life to their hearts through HIM and also, they will continue to experience the ‘captivity of creation’ until they seek life in the Creator.

Do you need a safe place to talk about your struggles, tempations, questions, hurts in these areas? If so, call us here at Harvest USA…we warmly invite you and will seek to be a safe place for you to process your relational world! Jesus Christ is your Hope, Haven and Help! Here’s  a song for you to listen to, to point you towards Jesus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPs-2hn5ZOg

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About The Author
Ellen oversees the Philadelphia office’s ministry to women. Her ministry is focused on discipleship with women who are struggling with sexual and relational sins in their own lives, as well as women who are impacted by the sexual sins of their spouses or others. Ellen is available to teach, equip and encourage others (churches, organizations) to become more effective in ministering the gospel of Christ into the midst of all aspects of sexual brokenness.

2 Comments:


  • By jucceedge 11 Dec 2009

    Lots of people write about this matter but you wrote down some true words!!

  • ellendykas
    By ellendykas 14 Dec 2009

    I’m thankful that God’s Word does give us ‘true’ ways to look at life, our hearts, struggles, temptations…AND also gives us the Solution and Way-of-Escape. It is a person, Lord Jesus Christ. He helps us to walk in new ways of relating to all of creation, including our relationships, when tempted to let good gifts hijack our hearts away from the Creator and Giver.

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