It all started with a question. “Do you think that by wearing your purity ring men will get the wrong impression and think you’re married and not approach you?” Very good question indeed, but my response was “the man God has created especially for me will be sent by God and will know or at least have the gumption to ask LOL.” Don’t get me wrong, God could send a complete stranger, in which he would have to be bold and ask, but again sent by God and lead by God to approach me in order to find out. So no, I don’t see my purity ring as a road block, rather a testament of my faith and trust in God.
So yes, I still proudly and boldly wear my purity ring on my fourth finger left hand. It’s my promise to God, my parents, and myself that from that day I would honor them with my body by keeping myself for marriage.
There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, “The two become one.” Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—the kind of sex that can never “become one.” There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modeled love, for “becoming one” with another. Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (The Message Bible)
The day that I will marry is unknown to me but God has known all along, so I patiently wait for the “bone of my bone flesh of my flesh” to reveal himself to me.
To those who haven’t waited, it’s NEVER too late to begin again. One of many lies the enemy tell us when we sin. Trust me, God restored me and He can do the same for you! Repent of your past sins and start fresh TODAY! He said He would turn my ashes into beauty and that’s exactly what He’s done! I’ve gone through the fire, and the ashes of my past have turned into something beautiful called “My Imperfect Life as a Child of the King“. That alone I find ironic, because the world views royalty as perfect, in which through many examples we know that is never the case.
My life is not my own, I freely tell the story of my past knowing that some may criticize but for others it will be just what they needed to hear to get free from sin and push them closer to God. No one can ever condemn me or make me feel bad because of my past because in God’s eyes all is forgiven and forgotten. You may remember who I was, but God doesn’t. All I can do now is live bodily for Him and tell the world of His good mercy. I used to be a hypocrite in my younger days, but no longer do I live according to the world’s standard. I actually live what I preach, and try to help others to see how great this Believer lifestyle really is.
There is a standard, and once we claim we live by that standard we open ourselves to be judged according to that standard. The question is what and whose standard are you living by?