Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pure Sex...is it possible?

Welcome to the blog today! Thank you for visiting. Today I have a lot of questions, ever have those days?

We are in the middle of a series on Sex so if this is your first visit...please go back and read through a few of the previous posts if you feel you need some foundation for this topic!

Let's get started with the questions!

**What is pure?

Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Titus 1:15 (NLT)

Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one! Job 14:4

**Where does purity come from?

**Can you find purity in our world today?

**Is purity something our society encourages?

It wasn't so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn't know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It's a wonder God didn't lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. Ephesians 2:1-6 (The Message) (emphasis mine)

Friends when I read this verse and get to the last few words (the ones I put in bold) my heart seriously starts to beat faster!

You see for our Creator to do just this, to pick us up and put us right next to Jesus...means one thing and one thing only...that HE has made us pure! Yep...sure thing! The way this works is that Jesus Himself is completely 100% pure...perfect...without blemish...no errors...and to be in His presence we must be made the same.

To find purity we must be seated right next to our Jesus! To see purity we must look to our Jesus. To dwell on all things pure we must be submerged in the purity of relationship with Jesus. To change an unpure past we must allow a pure God to change our hearts.

Create in me a pure heart, God, and make my spirit right again. Psalm 51:10 (NCV)

Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one! Job 14:4

So when Job ask this question above and then answers in two simple words..."No one!" He is so right my friends...we can't bring purity to ourselves.

We must come and seek the One source of purity and allow Him to change us from the inside out!

God's readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation's available for everyone! We're being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness. Titus 2:11-14 (The Message) (empahsis mine)

More than anything I desire to live my life on purpose, and I believe that its a life of purity. That in all the things I say, and do come from a pure heart, not one I can create, but one that I allow Him to change. One that I all ow Him to clean and make pure.

Friends Sex is very important to our God.

Pure Sex is very important to our God.

Will you join me today in seeking how this needs to affect us? Is there something in our minds, and or hearts that is keeping Sex from being pure for us?

Do you allow an impure world to corrupt something God created purely on purpose?

Do you support Sex in impure ways? Tv shows? Music? Books we read?

Do you walk each day shackled in guilt from a past moment, mistake or relationship?

Do you allow the past to hold you in restraint from truly experience the pure Sex God desires for you to experience in our marriage right now?

Do you believe a lie that Sex is not beautiful?

Are you not experiencing the pure beauty of Sex?

Do you and your spouse communicate about Sex?

Please join me today in seeking purity.

Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don't ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise. Phil 4:8 (CEV)

May we know that God is setting many of His children free during this series. Free from their past, free in a relationship with Him. Free to enjoy the life He has created for them!


Sue J. said...


Thank you again for your honesty and for quoting the Scriptures with accuracy, power and encouragement, as God would want. Thanks, too, for not making this series about advice--because we all come from too many places for this blog to answer to all--but that you continually say, "Turn to the God who created this and us." And He will be faithful to guide, change hearts and make the seemingly impossible a reality.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

To answer a couple questions:

Do you allow the past to hold you in restraint from truly experience the pure Sex God desires for you to experience in our marriage right now? Yes, I did. However, through God's miracle for my life I'm now past it and living pure for the Lord. Praise HIM.

Do you and your spouse communicate about Sex? We do NOW. God is such an awesome God. Thank YOU Father God!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thank you for your thoughts on purity as it pertains to our relationship with Jesus Christ. When we begin to see ourselves through his eyes and the redeeming work of the cross, realizing that only through him do we find purity, then every other aspect our lives (including sex) are seen from a higher vantage point.

I want to honor God with my heart, first and with my relationships second. How I pray to always be vigilant about keeping my mind clear and focused on the pursuit of holiness in all that I do.


ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Girl you a brave woman!! :) I love these posts though...you are doing an amazing job!! The Lord does want purity in every area of our lives...including this one. I know it's a struggle for most men (and some women) but it is possible!

Irritable Mother said...

Pure sex. It's so sad to think those words look odd next to each other. The world sure can screw things up.

But that's how God created it. Pure. And the Creator is never wrong!

Thanks again for doing this, Nichole!

Pinkshoelady said...

This Post is so needed in our world today.

Keep speaking the truth!

May God bless and protect you as you keep revealing His truth on this powerful sunject.

I love you...you are in my prayers.

Lori said...

Nichole, Thank you for sharing your heart and for letting God speak out of you!

Oh,how our society is plain desensitized to famous lost words such as PURITY! Standards have dropped all around us. The stuff in our face pollutes our hearts if we allow it to. A price is paid for polluting our hearts- the purity is slipped away. People have a warped sense of what is normal. There is a,
* loss of innocence when one's heart is polluted.
* A loss of vision-only the pure in heart see God...and,
* a loss of peace.

"Blessed are the PURE in heart, (the center of one's being, *mind *will *emotions)for they will see God" (Matthew 5:8).

As we grow closer to our Father in relationship, he purifies us. "I will bring that group through the fire and make them PURE" (Zech. 13:9).

"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ
Seeking purity today in an unpure world. Phil. 1:9 & 10
Lori - AZ

From the Heart said...

You are truly blessed and anointed by God. I love your honesty and how you put things in a way that we question ourselves, not because you said so, but because God is speaking through you to us all.
Blessings, my friend,

Kelly Combs said...

Very good coverage of a subject that makes people uncomfortable. The world takes what God gave as a beautiful wedding gift and makes it into something else.

Regarding the Esther study - are you doing it alone or with a group? We started Tuesday with my new group. let me know what you think.