EXTREME MAKEOVER 7 – Spiritual Edition – PURITY

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WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE – The word translated as pure means clean, modest, perfect, chaste.   In the days in which we live, it is becoming more and more difficult to bring something to mind that could be considered PURE.  Even when considering children, it is now only the VERY young whose minds have not yet been polluted by the impurity that surrounds us. Our society is constantly inundated with the impure from every quarter!  It is next to impossible to keep decidedly RAUNCHY material from flowing into our homes, cars, workplaces, and even our WATCHES,  multiple times throughout the day via social media, television, and internet! 

Innocent children, with no intention of accessing explicit material are being subjected to it at every turn.  Parents have become so desensitized to sexually charged media that they think nothing of allowing their toddlers to be exposed along with them. Think it will not harm them?  Think it will not harm you?   Think again!

Take every thought captive and make all thoughts comply! Give your children the great gift of teaching them to do the same!  Do a spiritual cleanse, asking the Holy Spirit to remove anything from your mind, heart, and spirit that would not align with His Word. Into the construction dumpster they must go!!  Go through your social media, your movies and your games as well as those of  your children. As we continue our Extreme Makeover, these inferior materials will compromise our whole project if allowed to stay. They are riddled with spiritual termites bent on destruction!

You can do ALL things through the Messiah Who gives you strength!   

Today, take note of how many times you are exposed to things of an impure nature.  Make it your mission to protect your mind and spirit from the unclean. And, out of love for your children, make it a top priority to protect them as well! As always, the best way to teach our children is to lead by example!

Take on the challenge of searching out and writing down 5 pure things to meditate upon this week and force your mind to comply. The Scriptures below would be a good place to begin!

1 John 3:3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Psalms 12:6 And the words of the Lord are pure, like silver purified in a crucible,  like gold[a] refined seven times.

Pro 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Pro 15:26  The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. 

Psa 119:140  Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Psa 19:8  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.  Colo

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