Thursday, April 22, 2010

Real or fake purity?

Before I get started on my hearts passion tonight I want to let you know that I'm posting a little early due to the fact that I'm working all day tomorrow and I couldnt go to sleep because God was working so hard on me about this. I just had to share! :)

Here's the truth... we all know how to look good, say the right things and act oh so Holy. The question is... how deep does that "Holiness" go? Of course we are all sinners and of course no one except Christ is perfect, but are you really who you say you are?

Here's a few questions to help you see how real you are...

*Whats your thought life like?

*What do you look at on the internet when you are home alone?

*What do you txt to guys?

*While laying in bed what do you think about?

*What music do you listen to?

*What movies do you watch when you are alone?

Chicks, here's the deal... you can act as if you are totally pure, yet if when you are alone your life proves different than who you say you are then you are living a straight up lie. Truth

I often struggle with this myself. Just being straight up honest with you... Who doesn't like a hot romance scene in a movie? The bad part is there is at least one in just about every movie.

James says a few things about being real...

James 1:26-27 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

(I believe this verse also applies to our thoughts, not only our words.)
James 4:4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.
(Do you know that you shouldn't be watching that movie or listening to that music?)

Girls, one of the biggest things that non Christian have against the church today is that there are so many hypocrites in the church. Are you one of them? *taking mask down* I was... For the longest time I had everyone fooled. I could talk the talk and knew how far I was willing to go physically before I was married, yet I had allowed satan to come in other ways. It took God literally knocking me off of the pedistal that I had put myself on to realize, "Hey, maybe there is more to this than just not having sex until you are married or even just touching a guy...". Trust me.... been there and done that! If i could do anything to save you from that I would. I remember a lady that I highly admire once told me, " Faking purity is like a guy and girl seeing each other naked yet not having sex". You may not be near that far, but when you look at it like that it makes more sense. Atleast it did for me! See, since the couple dadnt actually have "sex" then they still see themselves as pure. They are so far from it though...

1 Corinthians 6:18 says to FLEE sexual immorality!! Does flee mean hang around, but just try to not get to close? Not at all!! RUN!!! If you get anything at all from this blog please realize that purity is not just not having sex.... Purity is all about Loving God and loving Him more than anything else!

I pray for each one of you girls that you seek a level of purity that is umcomprhendable to the world! That you would live your life in such a way that there is no question who you love...they will know that you love God more than anything!!

With earnest care,


P.S. As normal.... WE CARE ABOUT YOU! If there is anything that we can be praying for you about please let us know. If there is anything that you are going through or would just like to talk about please let us know! We always love being here for you girls! Its our passion! =)


Giann said...

I think this also applies to emotional purity......girls are like that....

Katherine said...

AMEN!!!!! You really rocked this post Jen! Praise G-D that He is using you!

Haylie said...

Thank you for addressing this! Lots of girls dont think that this applies to purity, but ti does! They are like 'Well Im not actually sleeping witht he guy, so.." SO thank you for saying something!