Sunday, March 20, 2011

P31W: Purity Seeks Guidance and Watches Burning Flames

How can we strive to remain sexually pure for the good of our future husbands?

I'm going to skip Dannah Gresh's fifth secret because its covers a lot of the stuff I'm planning on talking about, and it's going to take me a year to get through Proverbs 31 at this rate anyways. *shrug*

Dannah's sixth and seventh secret to are vital in the "purity journey".

We are to embrace wise council and watch burning flames. There is no way we could be sexually pure, if no one had ever done it and if no one has any encouraging words about the matter. Can you imagine trying to be the first girl, or even the only one you know being pure? Shew. I can tell you right now that if it wasn't for the examples and encouragement and Christ in my life, there is no way I could do it.

It is good to have an accountability group that talks about sexual issues and struggles and stuff. It can and should be an encouragement to know that other people are fighting the same battle!! That's what the body of Christ is for - to help and encourage one another.

A P31W will realize that she doesn't have all the answers and she will look for wise women to coucil and guide her. For us, that could be finding a girl a few years older than us, or a newly wedded couple or an older woman in the church. But find that council and stick to every word they say (testing it against scripture of course). The Bible commands the older people to teach the younger and the younger listen with a willing ear.

I love affectionate couples. I mean, I really really do. Sometimes couples - especially middle aged couples are so frumpy and weird with each other. Maybe that is judgmental, but I feel like if you really love one another it's going to show everywhere -right? I mean, I've seen older people totally in love so it's not impossible. Who are the "burning flames" in your church or family? Maybe it's your parents or your pastor and his wife or maybe it's your neighbor. Talk to them! Ask them how they make it work. Trust me, if they love each other and the Lord, they will want to talk to you.

Purity must be encouraged. By the older and wiser and by peers.

A P31W will seek guidance, watch good examples and encourage others in the fight.  

1 comment:

LoVizzle said...

It's hard enough to strive for purity. It's even harder to do it alone. We've gotta have friends who strive to be pure. We've gotta have examples from those who've found out how to make it work. We've gotta have accountability and mentorship from those who have found love and kept it aflame for years. That's the best way to build a strong defense against temptation and sin. Keep rocking the P31W posts, Ash!