With the world that we live in keeping pure before the Lord
Matthew 5:8 KJV
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Pure from sin, this blessing that those that are pure in heart shall see God. In a world fraught with more and more nudity and people getting looser sexually?
How do we stay pure!
Philippians 4:8 KJV
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
We have pornography coming from the Internet, we have filth coming through are tv and then the adverts that we see daily in shops! Then we have filthy conversations at work!
Then we have our own heart!
Titus 1:15 KJV
Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled .
How do have purity and view everything as pure in this world!
As an evangelist it is dangerous as you have many girls who think you are attractive! or not attractive in my case!
I have worked in places where there has been pornography over the wall. The only way I survived was to read my bible and pray alot!
In a world which is trying to not only wreck marriage because God designed it!
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen , being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful ; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened . 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools , 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
I found Glorifying or Praising God was one way to conquer this! Because our Image of God if it not a biblical one can lead us into lust! They were not thankful to God for Creation! This was a downward spiral into depravity!
Praising God conquered this!
My deepest question is how can God give me a testimony from a life from say pornography and keep me as one who ?
How can God make my life a testimony to non believers of purity!