Welcome to purposeful living today. Welcome also to a new week and a Happy Sunday to you. God is your provider and defender this week.  In all you do walk with wisdom for wisdom is profitable to direct.

"So shun youthful passions and aim at righteousness, Faith, love, and Peace, along with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart" 2 Timothy 2:22


Have we ever asked ourselves what it really means to keep our relationship pure? Well, the kind of relationship  we're talking about here is the intimate kind of relationship that exists between a man and a woman which is leading to marriage. For something to be pure, then it has to be a "God-kind" which can also be termed Godly because purity is divine!

Let's look at the definition of these terms:
Godly - of relating to, or proceeding directly from God, divine. Okay, so God has to be involved in something that is Godly. Imagine that!
Relationship - the state or character of being related or interrelated, connection between two or more things.
Therefore, we could say that a Godly/Pure relationship is a connection between two persons proceeding directly from God. Or to put it another way, two people relate to each other divinely – submitting to one another in the fear of God. - Ephesians 5:21

We definitely know that relationships these days are centered around the youths. As a youth, you may or may not be mature and so, act based on the limited knowledge you have, tending to allow society decide what should and should not be in your life. Many youths today are driven by their environment; namely: friends, mentors, what they see as a norm and so on. They have passions which they want to satisfy most especially when it comes to relationships; and in the process of satisfying these passions, they loose themselves

A Christian must never forget that, in every relationship of life, another person is present. There are not only the two of us present–the husband & wife, the parent & child, the boss & employee, the slave & master. In every relationship, a third person is present–the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, the ever present question in a Godly relationship must be,'What does Jesus, living in me, expect of this relationship?' If we do not recognize His presence, then we cannot submit ourselves to one another. We will easily let our own selfish, prideful motives get in our way, and thus damage the relationship. If we insist on satisfying the urges within ourselves for self-justification or vindication, then that is our god. However, if we are willing to obey what Christ would have us do, we prove that he is our God.

For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died. 2 Corinthians 5:14

Building a Godly relationship basically means building a relationship that glorifies God your Maker! You will not want to display some kind of behaviour like selfishness, arrogance, cheating, immorality and the likes because you know that it doesn't glorify God.

Know that every relationship you are privileged to have, be it mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, a relationship leading to marriage and so on; is from God. God is the Source of all things. We give Him credit in all things and at all times!

God’s love is the ultimate! Understand that the love God has for you justifies that you do not have to seek fulfillment in how anyone makes you feel. Someone in a relationship may actually be seeking fulfillment in his/her spouse or maybe, perhaps because of a heartbreak, one feels that life has come to an end; or we may say,  because of an ill treatment from your partner, you tend to define yourself based on how you are treated. What a world! The most perfect love comes from God. Let this be alarmed in your thoughts daily!

1 Corinthians 13:4–7 "Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]."

Spend time with God! Have you ever wondered why jealousy, envy, immorality and being controlling are involved in a relationship?
The answer is simple!
It is traceable to who you let into your relationship.

“When you stay connected with God… You won’t want to sin. You will want to please GOD. You want what you put in front of your face” — Heather Lindsey

Stay connected with God by studying His word. There is that one word for every challenge or problem that you might encounter in your relationship.
Pray! Make conscious efforts to talk to your father about your relationship. You should not wait for a challenge or need to rise before you run to God, power your relationship with prayers daily!
Abstain! It is not easy…of course I know…While we are attracted to our partners, God asks us to practice physical restraint until marriage. Even holding hands and sitting too close with each other can lead to intimate relationships. Walking in the fruits of the Holy Spirit as in Galatians 5:22,23 is recommended for keeping a relationship pure. Allow the Holy Spirit find expression through you.

Dear Friend, make a choice today to keep your relationship pure until God says it's time to tie the knot. Be an example to the younger generation. Have an excellent and a very rewarding story to tell your children about purity in relationship. It honours God; and when we honour God, He honours us. God has a reason why He brought you and your partner together, it is not to despise Him but to honour Him and to fulfill His purpose for that relationship at every given point and season of it.

Hebrews 13:4 "Marriage is to be held in honor among all [that is, regarded as something of great value], and the
marriage bed undefiled [by immorality or by any sexual sin]; for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."


There is a void in every man that wealth, fame, social status, sex, drink, fun and the likes can't fill.  It is only God that can fill that void, what is that void that is missing? It is the absence JESUS IN YOUR LIFE AND ALL HE OFFERS such as peace, love, righteousness and joy in the Holy Ghost.  You have taken the wheel of your life all by yourself and like Peter you have caught nothing with your life, this is the time to allow Jesus Christ into your boat (life)  so he can help you to catch the fullness of life in him that gives you a meaningful life on earth and defines your eternal destination.

If you want to surrender to Jesus Christ, why not say this prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ  I acknowledge that I am a sinner,  I believe in your death and resurrection.  I ask you forgive me of my sins,  I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life.  I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .

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