“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees.”
Psalms‬ ‭119:9-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Going through life, there are times when many desire to follow the ways of the world because it’s Bright and Bling Bling! Everything is shown on social media to make everything seem more supreme than it really is! Social media and the media as a whole, have people wanting to venture outside of the Will of God! Adults, teens and children face the same reality of wanting to fit in and be like everything and everyone else!

What’s wrong with being unique and different? What’s wrong with setting a standard for others to follow? How will the world, the spotlight and the media show up for you when you’re down and needing a serious boost?

✨You have to choose God or the world!✨

Many times we look to social media and the worlds way of doing things and make that the mandate for our lives! We can no longer do that! We must make God the example to which we follow and operate!

Matthew 5:8  states, “Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.” Matters of purity deals with Heart attitudes and posture before God! Blessings come as a result of your level of purity and following after God!

Age doesn’t constitute who can and who can not grow in God! It doesn’t block us from hearing from and learning from God! Age shouldn’t limit you in your thinking that you’re only able to do this and that! It’s possible to live and be pure before God! Hod desires you to think like Him, Be like Him, Smell like Him and speak like Him! You can only do that through growing closer to Him and seeking Him! It’s all found in His Word!

Purity is the essence of being WHOLE! It’s about staying true to your beliefs and morals even when everyone around you is doing the opposite of what you know to do! Purity is a level of innocence! A level of being sinless and making the decision to sin no more even when you have already committed a sinful act.

Writer in Psalms 119: Asks and then answers on how can one stay pure!! The response was by taking heed to the word of God! That encompasses reading and studying your word to know the depths of who God is and what He desires for your life!

Purity isn’t always the base of actions as it pertains to giving into the act. Purity is looked at with the formation of what are you listening too… Is it Megan the Stallion or Mary Mary! Is it Lecrae or DaBaby? What are you watching on TV? What are your conversations like when you’re talking to your friends? Are you cussing like a sailor or using your words to draw your friends closer to Christ? Can God trust you to honor his name and toss those negative and unjust thoughts out the window?

The only way to stay Free before God is to take an active stand on living the way He has mapped out for you in His Word… Your Bible! It doesn’t always take hours upon hours to get to know the depths of God! I mean there will be moments where you get so mesmerized in Gods Word that you’ll look up and it’s hours later! When those moments come for you, Embrace it because it’s so fulfilling! But God wants the willingness of your heart to serve Him and to Glory Him in everything you do, say and believe!

This week, look at the things that you feel have hindered you from moving deeper in God! Then submit those things to God and ask Him to show you different avenues of filling those spaces in your life with His Word!

How will you begin to live a pure life before God! Start today with opening your bible or your bible app and read through the scriptures to know what God says about you and to know Who, God truly is! You won’t regret it!

✨Yolo ✨🫶🏾

1 Comment

Craig Walder - October 5th, 2022 at 3:17pm

Every parent needs to share this with their youth! Awesome.