PURITY 101 – Clean House
All of these 101 tips come from chapters in my book 21-Day Purity Jumpstart. It is the foundational book for our ministry.
Read this verse a few times and let its truths soak in.
“…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2
CHECK THE NOUNS
A great purity tip to learn is: Check the nouns. You know what a noun is. It’s a “person, place or thing.” There are people, places, and things that influence you the wrong way. You need to eliminate or minimize your contact with them.
Checking the nouns is a form of defense. You need to get rid of the bad people, places and things.
Checking the nouns will also be an offensive purity tactic. Day 6 will guide you through building your offense. You need to invest in good people, places and things.
Get rid of the bad, and replace it with the good. People in addiction recovery circles might say, “You need to replace bad habits and behaviors with good habits and behaviors.” This is very much a biblical principle.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2
“ Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Ephesians 4:25
Action Step: Take inventory of the people, places, things and media that are tripping you up. Let the cleanup begin!
People you have been sexual with
Old girlfriends/old boyfriends
Current girlfriend/current boyfriend
Social media contacts
Secret email accounts/Secret PO Box
Secret bank account
Clothing around the house
Netflix/ Hulu/Amazon Prime
Apps on your phone