Aug 8, 2015

Pursue /pərˈso͞o/: to follow in order to overtake, capture, or chase.
Purity/ˈpyo͝orədē/: the condition or quality of being pure; freedom from anything that debases, contaminates or pollutes.

My friend Avrielle and I challenged ourselves to start a social media/blog challenge between us called #pursueinpurity. So for this month, we will be reflecting, meditating and journaling on bible verses and questions that has to do with pursuit and purity for 20 days. You will be given specific questions to help you reflect/connect with the bible verse that will be related to the themes #pursuit & #purity. The purpose of this challenge will be to push us as Christians to relentlessly chase after Christ with a pure lifestyle, mind and heart. In our own personal walk this area has been a real challenge for us, so to encourage one another we started #pursueinpurity. When the word purity comes to mind one may often think about abstaining from sexual immorality, but we have realized that there is so much more to it than that. The Christian community really places an emphasis on this specific area and while this is good we have realized that it truly also begins in the heart, as well as in the mind. We want to challenge ourselves to truly dig deep into the word purity and find out exactly what that means in all areas of our lives. We welcome anyone who would be interested to start this challenge with us. You can decide to tweet, or Instagram pictures of your reflection notes with the hashtag #pursueinpurity. If you have a blog or even a journal we also encourage you to meditate on the bible verses and answer the questions during your own personal quiet time. This is just a way to build each other up as Christians, especially those who are struggling in the area of purity. We want to encourage you that you are not defeated!

1. Before you start the challenge we encourage you to ponder on these questions to give you your own perspective on purity. As you express your thoughts on this topic, allow yourself to understand the biblical perspective also. This is all very new to us but we're praying that as we dig deeper into the word together God's power will transform these areas in our lives that we struggle with.
2.Question to ponder on before you start the challenge: What does it mean to be pure? Why do you think It is so important to God that we live a life of purity ?What is causing you not to remain pure/ or what areas in your life that have you challenged not to live a pure lifestyle ?
3.Questions to base your reflections notes during the challengeWhat message do you get from the verse/ verses ? How does it relate to pursuit and purity? What are the next steps you can take to overcome your struggle? Write down any additional thoughts you may have receive or want to note.

Day 1: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Day 2: 1 Corinthians 10:13
Day 3:1 John 3:3
Day 4: Matthew 5:8
Day 5: Psalms 51:10
Day 6: 1 Thessalonians 4: 3-7  
Day 7: Galatians 5:16-25
Day 8: Colossians 3:5-6 
Day 9: John 8:11
Day 10:Psalms 119:9
Day 11:Proverbs 21:8
Day 12: Romans 12:2
Day 13: James 4:8
Day 14: Hebrews 12:1-2
Day 15: Romans 6:12
Day 16: Romans 6:6
Day 17:1 Peter 2:11
Day 18: 2 Peter 2:19-22
Day 19: Lamentations 3:22-23 , Lamentations 3:40
Day 20: Romans 8:5-8

4.You can email us if you want us to share your reflections on what you are learning from this challenge. I myself will be posting my reflections on this blog from time to time which will give me the opportunity to be transparent with those who will be doing the challenge.

Disclaimer: this is between you and God, you don't have to share anything that you do not want to. 

I'm really excited and I'm praying that God will transform our hearts and free us from our sexual sins and desires so that we can pursue him in purity.
Please Share !!!! especially with anyone who is struggling in this area.

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Contact Avrielle:
Twitter: @avriellejohnson
Instagram: avriellejohnson
Blog: avrielleb.blogspot.ca

for the sake of his Love, 

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