Purity

Purge

Purge v.

To rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify.

As Christians we need to purge the sin from our lives. We need to completely reject that sin, cleanse ourselves from what is undesirable to God. We must purify our hearts from… impurities.

Here’s the bad news.

You can’t do it.

No matter how hard you try, there is no way that you can completely rid yourself of your sin. It will simpy┬álay dormant and wait for the right time to come back and attack you. It’s impossible to do.

The good news?

Our God conquers the impossible.

On our own, it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible. He can completely cleanse and purify you. Ask Him to do it today.

Challenge: Ask God to purge you from your sin. He will give you His strength.

Powerful Prayer

I thought I already posted this verse, but apparently not. ­čÖé

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

-James 5:16

When we pray for each other, things happen. This verse says that “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”. Also, in the first part, it says that we should confess our sins to each other.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

-1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins and ask God for his forgiveness, he will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Hm. And the first verse mentioned righteousness, too. So it’s like a chain reaction: if we confess our sins, God will make us righteous, and the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (A little bit of my thought processes revealed there). And now for our challenge. It’s three parts.

Challenge: (1) Confess your sins to God, (2) remember that you are righteous and pure, and (3) pray, knowing the power of prayer.