Live in God's Will
DAY 4 OF 15
Part One: What is God’s Will for Us to Become?
DAY 4: Live in God’s will by becoming sexually pure.
When we think about who we are to become, we may think about our vocation, positions, or roles in life. When God thinks about who we are to become, He thinks about our character. Our character is who we truly are, not the roles or positions we have in life. He cares about who we are on the inside.
This is why God’s will for us is our character development. The Biblical term for this is sanctification. A person is sanctified when he or she lives according to God’s design and purpose found in the Bible. God’s will for us is to become more like Jesus in how we feel, think, and act.
God knows one of the hardest areas to abstain from is the area of sexual temptation. He wants us to learn how to control our bodies and not give in to its impure desires. He’s saying to stay away from any sin related to sex. How far away, you might ask? Far enough away to be separated...from all sexual sin. He wants us to pursue purity and keep sex inside of marriage only. He wants us to pursue purity with our eyes and not lust at others or look at porn. He wants us to pursue purity so that we can honor our bodies and the bodies of others.
We are all sexually broken people. God’s will for us is to be intentional in pursuing sexual wholeness in our lives. He wants us to listen to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and admit where we have given in to our flesh instead of saying no to sexual temptation. Removing these sexual sins opens the door for the great Healer to come and restore our lives. Only then, can we become who He wants us to be: sanctified individuals, ready and equipped to do His will.
God’s will for us is to pursue holiness by pursuing sexual wholeness. This is who He wants us to become. Let us resolve today to pursue God’s will for who He wants us to be: sanctified, holy, sexually whole individuals, that are set aside to be a part of His higher purposes.
· What area of your body do you need to grow in holiness and sanctification?
Lord, help me to not become complacent in my walk with You, but to strive to grow in my character each day. Help me, by the power of Your Spirit, to control my body in holiness and honor. Help me to hear the conviction of the Holy Spirit in my life so that I can continue to become more sanctified on this side of heaven. Amen.
About this Plan
What does it look like to live in God's will? Who does He want us to become? What does He want us to do? How can living in His will brings us hope, freedom and peace? This 15-day devotional will take you on a journey to ...
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