How do you value your purity?…
It is said in the word of God that blessed are those who are pure in heart, for they will see God. Anyone who fears God will desire to have a pure heart. As we long for more of God in our lives, we desire more to be changed and become the person whom He wants us to be – pure and holy in His sight.
It is important to have convictions about purity. Ask and seek God’s way of being pure. Let God mold your heart and make it pure before Him. Lay down to Him all your selfish desires and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your heart. God Himself will help you and show you the convictions you need to set in your life. And ask His grace to help you go through with your convictions.
Convictions will surely be based on His word. God’s word is one of our foundations in our walk with God. We will never easily give up our virginity if we based our foundation and conviction to God’s word. And when we have clear convictions and values, keeping pure will not be extremely difficult because our clear conviction will enable us to draw the line and when to say no to ungodly actions.
The best way to keep our hearts pure and not give up our virginity easily is by reading God’s word. Take time to read. A chapter a day will help you know God better and His standards. And you will get a lot of instruction, rebuke, corrections and encouragement that will motivate you and help you keep your life pure, holy and pleasing in the eyes of God. The more you read God’s word, the more you will be wise with your actions. The Bible has always been a good standard.
When you set the right boundaries and convictions, prepare yourself in pursuing righteousness. It is through Christ we become righteous in the eyes of God. It is only He and by Him, we can be right. Submission to the Lordship of Christ will make us understand the importance of pursuing righteousness.
Doing what is right is not easy. In the heat of our desires, we need more than what we know about sexual purity. To stand strong against sin, we must be fully convinced and captivated that God’s ways are the greatest pleasure. We must agree with God about the goodness of pure sex within marriage. And this requires purposeful effort before you walk down the aisle.
True love also plans. You plan how to secure your future spouse that you are worth the wait and that there is beauty in waiting for marriage before you have sex.
Within marriage, God celebrates pure sex. God delights to see us enjoy sex at its right time. The marriage bed is more than just satisfying our natural desires and urges, but a place where we can take delight in the beauty of those drives. God delights to make us so for our enjoyment and His glory.