Day 12: Sexual Purity: Pray that God would be honored in every part of your future relationship (courtship and marriage) and that the Lord would reveal to you personally His purpose for sex. Pray that if there are any struggles now or in the future with sexism purity that Jesus would uproot them and fill you with His love and grace.
Scriptures: Galatians 5:16-17, Matthew 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Ok y’all! Let me get real here! SEX!!! Sex feels good and it can be so fun! It can be satisfying for the moment and when the flesh wants what it wants, it’s kind of hard to hold back sometimes. Honestly, this topic should be saved for a later time. So let me just pray real quick!
Father God, I just want to thank you for creating such a beautiful thing such as sex between a husband and wife! I thank you for being a part in my dating life so that I and whoever is the one for me will honor you through our dating/courtship. I pray that even when I do get married that my husband and I will honor You in our relationship always. Father God, I pray that my future husband and I will get revelation from You about what sex’s purpose is in a marriage. Father God, I am praying for you to uproot any thoughts of sexual sin, sexual soul-ties and struggles that I or my future husband have of lust, sex, pornography, and anything of that sinful nature. I pray that we just die to our flesh every day. I pray that we have accountability partners and we pray for those accountability partners to have a heart to listen and be there for us to give us wise counsel. I pray those friends or mentors just lead us to You and that they pray for our struggles when we find it so hard to say no to our flesh. Father God, I pray that we just surround ourselves with other believers who are wanting to stay pure and that we hold eachother accountable. Holy Spirit, fill us up with Your love and grace when we are lonely at night and that You are enough to fill us in all those areas. In Jesus’ name I pray! Amen!
Activation: What does your purity plan look like once you start dating? Who holds you accountable to your sexual purity? How far is “too far” when dating?
A year after I’ve been saved I got in my first Christian relationship and I really thought I had it all down, but I fell short. It was nothing like what I learned dating should be like as a born-again. I’ve learned so much from that relationship that I have a better understanding of what my purity plan will look like once I start dating again. I have accountability partners who will help me hold my sexual purity. Too far is too far when you know the Holy Spirit is telling you no or you’re even questioning if this is too far.