Purity. The only time we hear that word nowadays is in reference to water…
and that’s a great illustration of how you need to think of purity in regards to your family, and this week’s Monday mindset.
By definition, purity is an extreme word. It communicates an extreme level of quality. Water is either pure or it’s not. Even the smallest impurity makes the water… well, impure.
You could say that “purity” is a radical word… and that’s exactly how I want it to sound to you, because radical is what I’m aiming at.
- Every blog post I write…
- Every podcast I record…
- Every resource I create (most are free, by the way)…
Is aimed at helping you develop radical faith for generations… the kind of faith that will endure throughout the lives of your children, and their children, and their children.
So when I bring up a radical word like purity, don’t let yourself water it down (no pun intended). If you’re going to see radical faith for generations begin in your family, you need to realize that you’re considering an extreme thing.
Jesus wants the fruit of His Spirit to be evident in you and your family, and He provide you everything you need in order to see it happen. That is one of the most amazing realities of the Christian life.
This week’s assignments: Purity in the family
As you begin the week, think about opportunities where you can talk with your family about the issue of purity. Here are some questions and bible passages to help you lead your family in discussions about purity:
What is “purity?”
How can we demonstrate purity in the way we live?
1 John 1:5
- What do you think it means that there is no darkness at all in God?
- What difference does that fact make to the way we are to live as His children?
- According to this passage, why does purity matter so much?
- What are the benefits we gain from being pure?
- What did Jesus say is the benefit of having a pure heart?
- Do you think that means now or in the future?
- Could it mean both?
Are there any ways you can think of that our family needs to practice purity more?
Are there any things we do that you think are not pure?
These could be some very enlightening conversations. They could also be very difficult if you are led to purge some impure things from your lives.
But in every bit of it you need to lean on the Spirit of God to guide you into a greater place of purity.
It’s part of building radical faith for generations.
The video below expresses the reality of a radical faith, the heart-cry of one who is captivated by the glory of the eternal God. It’s that kind of heart, that kind of obsession with the purity of God Himself that leads us into a pure life of our own, empowered by the Spirit, submitted to His ways.
I encourage you to do more than listen to this song… make it an aspiration, something you want your heart to be able to cry out. There’s nothing that compares to the greatness of knowing our God. Nothing on earth can equal the joy we will receive from walking in His purity and light.