Montrey Willis
on 07/21/2017 at 08:13 pm
on 07/21/2017 at 04:38 pm
Heavenly Father, Good and Gracious, Loving and Compassionate. I want to focus on your Glory and be filled with your Majesty. May my mind be filled with thoughts that honor You, honor my beautiful wife and children, and bring glory to your name and character. Let me not be deceived by the world. Help me put my intensity into communion with You, instead of selfish desires that don't glorify the sacrifice You made. Amen.
Kithinji Moses
on 07/21/2017 at 02:44 pm
God help us stay in the path of purity so that we may see you. Amen.
Boyce Moses
on 07/21/2017 at 02:11 pm
Glorious Father, we come to You today to thank You for Your guide to keep us pure. This Father, can be a battle for old as well as young brothers. Keep us focused on You and the cross to keep us from straying from the narrow path. Temptations are strong, but You are stronger. Let us go to Your Word, or You, when we are feeling weak. Fill us back up with Your ways and keep us on track. Always there for us, always giving us an escape, always loving us. Thank you Jesus. Amen.
Jeff K.
on 07/21/2017 at 12:54 pm
Toughest job to do - pride is so strong at times. May I give it all to Jesus! Amen

DAY 202: Winning The Battle of Impurity

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  ~ Psalm 119:9-11

Do you struggle to keep your mind from straying into impurity?  Tempted to  point fingers and blame "them" for revealing too much sexuality?  Perhaps you blame someone else for causing your pattern of self-destruction?

Evil has a way of pushing these bad ideas and schemes into the forefront to distract us from the core issue of impure living. 

The struggle with purity has less to do with "quitting that behavior", the physical drive, the over-sexed culture, or the endorphine addiction of self-gratification. The issue of purity isn't what you merely need to "stop" doing, but how you stage your heart for daily living.

A formula for winning the purity battle:

The psalm tells us how to get pure. To live according to God's word. To seek God with the same intensity you use to seek impurity. Ask God directly to keep your focus on the right thing. Spend your idle time thinking about how to honor God. Make God's instruction a part of your vocabulary. Change out your response from dwelling on the thoughts of impurity to prayer for anyone in your field of vision.

The key is how you stage your heart for those difficult moments ahead.