purity quotes

When it comes to any life decision, looking to our Guide and our Counselor makes all the difference in what happens in our lives. For children of God, that guide is God’s Spirit. The Holy Spirit:

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. - Romans 8:14

The Holy Spirit is more than just the presence we welcome when we are worshipping, but also wen we are building relationships and connecting with others in intimate ways.

You might have a really close group of friends or an accountability partner that you share a lot of things with, but even if that person knows a lot about your in love life, only the Lord knows it all. Only the Lord knows the guy you’re talking to/thinking about/dating as much as He knows you. So why not seek Him about that too? Why not pray about the time you’ve been spending with someone? Even if there is no one in your life romantically right now, why not pray ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen you to not grow weary, or bitter, or put up walls because you’re tired of waiting? The Holy Spirit wants to guide you in everything. So let Him guide you before you meet someone, after you meet them, and everything after. Pray for wisdom and discernment. Pray for strength as you seek to approach relationships with Christ at the center. You’re not in this alone. God is with you, so let His Spirit be the One to guide you, revealing to you who you should or should be investing in!

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo

I was in love with the innocence of dogs, the purity of their affection. They didn’t know enough to hide their feelings. They existed. A dog was a dog. There was such a simple elegance about being a dog that I envied.
—  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

One of the allurements to sin is that there is often a pleasurable dimension, at least initially. It’s the sinister trap that satan has used from the beginning. ” But these pleasures only last for a short, unspecified time, “for a season. Sadly, a few moments of sinful pleasure is often exchanged for a lifetime of sorrow and regret.
Consider the wonderful joy and lasting pleasures in living for Christ. “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11. Today let’s keep our focus on the joy of His presence and the eternal pleasures as we weigh our decisions from day to day!