Pursuing Purity

These past couple of months, I have been spending almost all of my time exclusively with a group of 14 other woman.  At the first thought of doing an internship with a team of all women, I was nervous.

But, as time has passed, I have grown to love and appreciate each of the women I am spending my time with.  We all have such different stories, different passions, and different personalities, but, we all Love Jesus.

As part of the term, we all sit down and tell each other our stories, what we’ve been through and what’s made us what we are today.  In hearing some of the stories of others, I am becoming more aware of the power we have given to Satan, and the grip he has on our generation.

So many times, I have found myself angry at the enemy, holding back tears, blood boiling, as I hear the stories of others; stories of how the enemy has stolen what didn’t belong to him, stolen the purity of the daughters of the Most High King. Time after time, I find myself wondering how and why we’ve given him the right to come into our lives and reek havoc in our lives and in the lives of the generations that follow.

Why is this something we don’t talk about?  We do we just give others a list of dos and don’ts and pretend everyone’s just going to follow our rules?

Our purity can’t be about a line we draw in the dirt.  It can’t just be about having sex purely in the context of marriage.  Purity is the passionate pursuit of Jesus.  It’s not about running from something, but about running to Someone.

When we make purity about Jesus, we eliminate the list of dos and don’ts and focus on a real relationship with the one who made you and knows you better than you know yourself.  It’s all of a sudden not about how close to the line you can get before you cross it, but what can you do to please Jesus. Purity is a life-long process, not just a momentary decision.

I am becoming more and more sure of the passion and voice Christ has given me to speak out on behalf of purity.  It’s something that has to be talked about.  It’s something that has to be encouraged.  It’s something that has to start with my generation, with my walk with Christ.  It’s something that I cannot be silent about.

My prayer is that I may run after Jesus in such a way that will cause others to love Jesus more.  My desire is to encourage, challenge, and inspire others to walk in a way that’s pleasing to the One who’s purity is beyond comprehension or words.  My hope is that I will be one who speaks on behalf of those whose voices cannot be heard, and fights for those who are too weak to fight for themselves. May God be glorified in all I do.

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