Saturday, January 9, 2010


Purity of Mind: Day 11 - Free Thinking

2 Corinthians 3:17-18
When God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We're free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.

Just so you know we are back in order again starting today...tomorrow should be day 12...fingers crossed.

Anyway, today's chapter is once again about the meaning of purity (funny that with a title like pure).  And today it focus on the freedom of a pure life.  Now if you have been reading this blog regularly you will know that these are two things I struggle with.  I am still not really down with the word purity, mostly because I don't understand it, but I am getting there.  But the same goes with freedom.  I am a rules kind of person, as much as I don't really like obeying them, I like to know clearly what is right and what is wrong, and often, like so many others, I think, I get caught up but the legalisms in church, the rules so to speak.  The thing is, as I was reminded today, these rules might be there for good reason, but they are not God's expectations, they are ours and when we get caught up in the dos and don'ts we actually miss out on God's freedom.

I think that I need to sit down and let God show me what His expectations are of me and try to live to those rather than the ones I put on myself, or the expectations I allow others to put on me.  Purity is not just about being sexually pure, or even being in tune with God...its also about being 'free from what weakens or pollutes: containing nothing that does not properly belong'.  Its about living in God's freedom from sin and staying like's a challenge, but its a prize worth reaching life.  


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