since it is almost valentine’s day ♡ and love is in the air (haha) i wanted to post something on purity. purity is not something that we talk about frequently. i’m not sure why but in a generation where sex at 13, pornography, and promiscuity is rampant, i think it’s important more than ever to bring it up. so here i go…
a definition of purity is: freedom from guilt or evil; innocence or physical chastity; cleanness or spotlessness. but there is so much more to it than this. it means being pure in our thoughts, actions, motives….
for the single: i pray that you would hold out and continue waiting for the one God has prepared for you. it is worth waiting, as difficult as it may seem at the moment. keep your heart pure for what God has in store for your future. click here to listen to an encouraging short teaching about praying and patiently waiting.
for those in a relationship/engaged: i pray that purity is something that you hold onto more than ever during this time. i can say from experience, this is one of the most difficult times to truly stay pure in your heart and even physically. but nonetheless, it is extremely worth it. fix your heart on Christ and when you stand there on your wedding day, with a pure heart and conscious- you will have so much joy in knowing that you were faithful.
for the married: (this includes myself) i pray that we continue to honor God and our husband by the way we think and act. i have personally seen the aftermaths and effects of adultery take place in a family and there is nothing more destructive to a marriage. i definitely want to be pure in many areas of life. pure from covetousness, from jealousy, from negative thoughts that should be positive.
i pray that we can be an example to others in this generation. that others would see that we have something different…the light of Christ, with a pure heart devoted to Him.