Sorry, I'm a day late in posting this, but I kinda wanted to combine word-filled Wednesday with my post. Tonight I want to talk to you about time. I know I've posted the verses in Ecclesiastes before, about there being a time for everything and a season for every activity. Well, time has been on my mind a lot lately. I often have 1 Timothy 4:12 on my mind, especially the second part, "set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity."
I have constantly been thinking about Esther 4:14 for a couple of weeks now, "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" My words tonight are simple, now is the time to take a stand for God. Now is the time to protect your purity. Once you give it away, it's gone. God can restore you emotionally and spiritually, but it will not change the decision you made. So be strong NOW, take that stand NOW.
Don't wait until you're in the heat of the moment to make a decision about purity. Take the time to right down YOUR rules today. It helps to have them there so when a time of question comes, you can say "this is what i stand for, take it or leave it." I pray for you girls, that you will be able to stand up for what's right. I know I'm being very short tonight, but this is all I have to say: Now is the time for you to take a stand.