Purity Before The Lord: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 9

This week the Lord has really inspired me on the topic of purity and I want to thank a close friend of mine by the name Emanuel for sharing with me a set of sermons from Elevation Church called “Bringing Sexy Back”. The link for that is at the bottom of this page and once you click on it you have to scroll to the last set of sermons on the website. I REALLY REALLY REALLY encourage you all to listen to them!! They are truly mind blowing and life changing!

   Moving on, I, as well as many other teens my age, strive for a relationship with a girl who is a woman of God. The problem with this is that many of us DO NOT have pure intentions for a relationship and only want some temporary satisfaction! We really need to focus on what the Lord wants for our lives and with this said, in the first part Ephesians 5:3 tells us that there shouldn’t be not even A HINT of sexual impurity! We are all in it for the short run, dating, kissing, this and that, but we need a girlfriend or boyfriend that is in it for the long run, and eventually marriage!!! We should all think about relationships long and hard before we try to pursue them! Let’s get ourselves in check first, and become the men and women God calls us to be (2 Timothy 2:1-7),  and respond to his calling for our lives (2 Peter 1: 3-10). Don’t Worry the Lord will provide us each with a spouse but we must first be found married to Him and obeying His every command! Again I strongly recommend these sermons! Check them out! One sermon a day – we all have 45 minutes a day to spare!

God Bless YOU ALL!

http://www.elevationchurch.org/archive/detail/104 – scroll to the bottom set of sermons called “Bringing Sexy Back”

Bearing Fruit: Food For Thought – Day 7

The Lord inspired me today to speak about growing and bearing His fruit! This is a very powerful passage because he lets us know a few important things. In John 15:1-8 God tells us that He is the true vine and that if we bear fruit, we will continue to bear MORE fruit and be even MORE fruitful!

Also God tells us in verse 4 that if we remain in Him, He will remain in us, and that alone is just so powerful and reassuring! It really leaves me in awe that Christ tells us basically “if you follow me and continue to pursue me and live like me, I will be with you wherever you are”. Honestly just having that reassurance is enough to keep me with Christ.

Another thing in verse 4 is how Christ tells us that we cannot do it by ourselves. We cannot do be fruitful and bear fruit alone through our own actions, deeds, thoughts, words, etc., unless we are in Christ!

In verse 5 Christ clarifies that his is our vine and we are the branches that feed off of him! Through Him, He’s letting us know that we can be rich fruits, however apart from him he tells us we can do nothing!

Let’s pray that Christ can really help us to bear His fruit and be humble, yet still seeking more of Him. Also let’s pray that God can truly help us see that we cannot do anything without him!