I've heard that everyone
wants to "fit in," but if you're interested in living out radical
purity, you'll need to be different. Well, not different like:
"Susan barks randomly during class, but don't mind that--she's
just different." That kind of different is just weird, but sometimes
being different is better than conformity.
Who determines when it's better
to be different? God, of course. Here's what His word teaches
in Romans 12:2. "And be not conformed
to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind."
Transformation means you'll be different,
because most teens don't live like Jesus did. His motto was, "I
do always those things that please Him (God the Father)"
(John 8:29). So, if transformation to God's vision of a new and
improved you is what you seek, and if you're not afraid
to be unique, you may be ready to make the purity promise.
This is huge! It's kind of like
the wedding vow, which is a promise to commit your life to your
husband. But in the purity vow, you're making a similar promise
Is this something God wants you
to do? Yes! "I beg you, sisters, to present your bodies to God
as a gift, promising from this day on to live purely and to prefer
God's wants and desires to your own." (my paraphrase of Romans
Not only does God want you to make
this purity promise, but to not make
it would be like defrauding God of what is already His. "You are
not your own. God bought you back from Satan at great price. That's
why you should be glorifying Him through your body and your spirit
which are God's." (my paraphrase
of 1 Corinthians 6:19b-20)
Please know that you should never
take a promise made to God too lightly. You can't make it with
exceptions or expiration dates. If you're not going to stick to
it, you'd better not make the promise at all.
If you are serious about becoming
a purity girl, click on the link below. You'll need a Bible (King
James Version was used to make the study) to look up the verses.
Your Vow of Purity