Lead me by your truth and teach me
for you are the God who saves me
all day long I put my hope in You
Input, output, what goes in must come out
Input, output, that is what it's all about
"...though it's fetishistic and personal, I like to think that my fetishes aren't that obscure. Who doesn't want to see girls running down the trenches of World War One wreaking havoc?" - Snyder the director on the content of the film.
"So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."
Pure: Definition-The definition of Purity appears to be about what is contained inside. It's not just an external thing. So if your guide is simply in regards to external activities, is that true purity?
unmixed with any other matter, free from taint.
Free from what weakens or pollutes
"You have heard the law of Moses says, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart."The heart. Jesus was saying this: It's a matter of the heart. What's going on inside of you? It's not about containing the thoughts we have and stopping things from coming out of us... it's about purity where the thoughts start.
What is in your heart?Our deeds are an overflow of what we have going on inside of us. If you are containing the things of the Lord in your heart, the things of the Lord will be in what you do. If your heart is engaged with things that are impure, and being filled up with thoughts of lust and the flesh... it will be harder and harder to stop that from coming out.
Psalm 119:9-11 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.The heart work. The Psalmist has maintained a pure life by seeking the Lord with all his heart. He spends time with the Lord, and fills his heart with the word of God. This is where we hit the tough stuff. Purity isn't about just hedging up one area of your life and maintaining a physical boundary. Purity is about the WHOLE heart. In order to live and maintain a walk with Christ that is successfully pure, we need to be willing to address every area of life. How are we doin in that? How's your heart work going?
Because He is the Lover of my soul
I will sacrifice
Because He is my Mighty Fortress
I will surrender
Because He relentlessly pursued my heart
I choose to be in love with him
Because He is Higher
I will bow down
Because He is able
I will run to him
Because He holds my sorrows
I will give him myself
Because He is real-He is truth
I will lay down my idols... and crush them into dust
"Those we served before are dead and gone.What did I serve before?
Their departed spirits will never return!
You attacked them and destroyed them,
and they are long forgotten."
"In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by the evil one." Eph. 6:16He's got you in his cross hairs. How easily we forget this. Maybe we even find it hard to believe. Hard to feel like I'm even that important, that he wants to take me-lil' old me who is only one person and don't account fer much when you look at the world as a whole-out of the picture. Off the playing field, down with a fiery wound that does deep burning damage.
Really?!? Really Satan? Was I THAT big of a deal that you HAD to take me down?Hard to imagine... unless we really think about what the word of God says about it. We might piece together a different picture.
"One day maybe he'll hold out his hands and say 'look at these hands- do these look like the hands of a God who doesn't care? All those times you wondered if I cared, do you have any doubts now?" -Randy Alcorn