Jay's eDevotionals  

Feb 12

Practicing Protective Purity

A boss asked one of his employees, "Do you believe in life after death?"
"Yes, sir," replied the new employee.
"I thought you would," said the boss. "Yesterday after you left to go to your brother's funeral, he stopped by to see you!"

As followers of Christ, we are called to emulate King Jesus by practicing love, purity and serving. God calls His children to step out of the darkness of deception and “live as children of light, for the fruit of the light consists of goodness, righteousness and truth.” (Ephesians 5:8-9)

God gave us the sacred stewardship of raising four children. The mantra of our parenting boiled down to: Follow Jesus because He will take you to great places! We coached our children that consistently adhering to the pure practices of Jesus like telling the truth, never abuse or betray people, and doing the next right thing would help you be protected and productive. When you steer clear of pollution and walk in purity you don’t have to recall which lie you told or what secret sin you’ve hidden. Integrity fosters trusts. Trust creates rich relationships. Ultimately, the quality of your life depends on the quality of your relationships.

Develop integrity by consistently choosing to walk close to Christ because you cannot simultaneously walk in the Lord’s light and the devil’s darkness. Stay close and stay clean!

Listen to the coaching of Jesus: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8) Today, embrace God’s purpose of seeing and being Jesus by traveling the pathway of purity which will provide you with protection and productivity!

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