Thank you for taking time to join me here on the Pursuing Purity Project.
The entire project includes a three books: Pursuing Purity (a non-fiction book for women), Pursuing Purity: A Bible Study for Women, and Pursuing Purity: A Devotional for Women. Please feel free to download the study and go through the lessons individually or in your bible study group. Many devotions are also listed here.
Why am I writing this three book project? Because there are many good books on the subject of purity but most limit discussion of purity to simply sexual purity. A discussion or teaching on sexual purity is such a wide topic, it could fill the pages of many books. But this project is not focused on just sexual purity. Purity includes far more areas that simply sex.
There is a short verse in Matthew that packs such a punch that most people read it and then, because it almost incompressible, they skill over to the next verse.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
– Matthew 5:8
My question is ‘should we skim over it?’ If this is the formula for seeing God, to be pure in heart, then shouldn’t we pursue that? Shouldn’t we set our hearts on path to have this purity of heart?
There was at time in my life when purity of heart was the absolute last thing on my mind. But, God in His infinite wisdom and grace, took me through ten years of learning, ten years of communion with Him, ten years of ‘quiet desperation’ that when it was all over, it was if I woke up and discovered I was simply not the same person.
God is like that you know. If you dare to take Him at His word, He will fill your life with such adventure and incredible awe that you simply cannot contain it. How did God do this with me? The answer is not easy to hear. He broke me. He gave me a hint of fellowship so sweet, that I pursue Him to this day. But do not feel as though this is an easy ride. The road gets bumpy, some days are lonely, many times despair filled me so I felt I could hardly breathe.
Was it worth it? Take the bible study and you decide. My answer ‘I have seen God.’ And, I’d like to share with you how to get to this purity of heart. In John 3:8, Jesus tells us that ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh.’
God is like that.
Though I cannot see Him physically, I can see and I do know where the Lover of my soul has been in my life. With all the things that contaminate and pollute your life are removed (or are in the process of being removed) – you will see Him too. What a gift! What a promise! What a God!
So, journey with us as we make our way through the bible study and devotions. I will post more about my story as I compile it. It is a good story, so check back here from time to time or sign up for email updates.
Again, thank you for dropping by and please take part in the discussions and exchange of ideas on this site.
“Practice Three Person Teaching – Learn from God, Teach Another”
This site includes:
Bible Study Lessons
- Pondering Purity (Questionnaire and Discussion)
- Purity in Order (Power, Protection, and Peace)
- Purity in the Obvious (Flirting, Flattery, and Foolishness)
- Purity in the Obscure (Meandering, Modesty, and Meekness)
- Purity in the Oblivious (Authority, Appearance, and Appetite)
- Purity in the Obedient (Status, Satisfaction, and Substance)
- Notes from Lesson One
- Notes from Lesson Two
- Notes from Lesson Three
- Notes from Lesson Four
- Notes from Lesson Five
- Notes from Lesson Six
- The Captive and the Silly
- Purity in the eye of the Beholder
- Tending the Garden
- The Purity of Full Assurance
- The Wherewithal of God
- Small Powder
Other Sites of Interest