Pure For Christ

LaTanya’s Story

As a child of the King, the one true living God, during a fast I was set free from sexual impurity. This happens to be a huge part of my testimony. I struggled with sex outside of the vows of commitment as a single woman for many years before marriage, and  after divorce I was bound to repeat the same pattern. Thankfully, God had other plans. The best thing that could have happened in my life was having my eyes opened to the truth. This included learning how much I am loved by God and understanding my value and worth. I tried many times to stop and eventually, I would start back. As a Christian I have always known better, but didn’t know how to submit this area of my life to God– or even if I wanted to. I guess you can say my heart was hard to the lessons God was teaching me.

Sexual Impurity isn’t something new, but it’s socially acceptable for many Christians, and it’s one of the biggest areas that we are enslaved to. This does not have to be this way.  With God’s grace, we have the strength and the power to be obedient in this area of our lives. There is so much power that we gain when we submit to the work of the Holy Spirit within us!

My dear friend, if you surrender your life and will to God and trust in the Almighty who created you, you will soon be able to experience a breakthrough in this area of your life. It won’t be as hard as it seems to you now. Though I believe as humans our desire for intimacy will never go away, it does not have to control our lives.  Ladies, we are handcrafted originals made specifically by the hands of God for a special purpose. His plan is the only plan that works. His word is something that does not change due to the times that we are living in. Unless we learn to walk the way that He commands us to walk, there will continue to be unnecessary struggle. The residue of this sexually impure sin of fornication will spill over and affect other areas of our lives–including those that are closest to us.

We are called to be set apart. We are not to live according to the standards of this world. Finally, I can accept what I am ministering to you and live by it. I have tried sex outside of marriage for many years and it has never worked. Now, I’ll follow the blueprint that God has laid before me.

Romans 12:1-2 NIV Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – This is your true proper worship. 2. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.