Jeff Cuscuna
on 07/23/2018 at 03:24 pm
"prayer for anyone in your field of vision"...I like that and will try that technique the next time my eyes are tempted.
wendell kirkland
on 07/23/2018 at 05:38 am
Kevin Wiley
on 07/21/2018 at 08:11 pm
Amen to all!
jordan schmitt
on 07/21/2018 at 08:01 pm
great prayers guys thanks for your comments. God bless you
John Carnline
on 07/21/2018 at 07:23 pm
Dear God, Please give us strength in the face of impurity. In the evil world we live in today, it so easy to stray from our walk with you. May we immerse ourselves in Your Holy Word and prayer so that we are equipped to fight such a battle. Please help us turn from this sinful behavior so that we only focus on You. The easiest path Satan has to our hearts is through our eyes and ears. May we surround ourselves with positive influences that draw us closer to You. Please rid our hearts of these sinful desires so that our only desire is You. In the name of Christ, we ask these things. Amen
on 07/21/2018 at 04:06 pm
Almighty and Heavenly Father, I humbly approach Your throne of grace, I desperately need Your forgiveness in this dark corner of my heart. Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV. Father may the daily practice and study of Your Word keep me from the bad company wanting me to continue to live in sinful flesh. Lord fill my heart and mind with the desires of Heavenly matters, eternal life with You. today may I start living a life worthy of the sacrifice and suffering Christ had to endure to save us all from this sin. 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.