Posts Tagged ‘Purity Ring’

Still Wearing Purity Ring, *Poetry Corner- “Valuable”

So I have been wearing my purity ring since June, 2010. I am so psyched that this year, I am zeroing in on wearing it for a year. I will be so proud of myself!

I promised God that I would not have sex until I am married, and it still isn’t too difficult. This is because I am focused on doing the Lord’s work: reading the bible, telling others about him, etc. I really feel that the Lord loves my promise, and that he is pushing me away from sex. I love that this is easy right now.

I know 100% that it will not always be. I am sure I am going to run into cute guys, who are nice and friendly, and I will be tempted, and that’s when the true test comes. I am praying that the Lord gives me strength to get past it, and help to keep me focused. I am a young 18 year old, and there is just waaay too much room for bad stuff to happen. Pray for me! I just stopped writing and prayed for myself.

If you are not married, you should be practicing abstinence. Busy yourselves with the Lord’s work.

“I want you to be free from worry. A man who is not married is busy with the Lord’s work, trying to please the Lord. But a man who is married is busy with things of the world, trying to please his wife. I am saying this to help you, not to limit you. But I want you to live in the right way, to give yourselves fully to the Lord without concern for other things.” 1 Corinthians 7:32-33, 35

Do something you love. Get together with other believes who are working at the same goal of staying pure. Pray, and don’t put yourselves in situations where you would be tempted. Maybe avoid a certain party or person/group of people. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up for avoiding sex, not tear you down.

Wearing my ring makes me feel beautiful; like I am well worth the wait. I don’t feel the need to give myself away, because I trust the Lord to bring me the right person, at the right time. That time is not now. It makes me feel like the most beautiful person in the world, because other girls are often desperate to give themselves away when they aren’t ready, and it’s like they think they are nothing without sex.

But that’s not true! There’s no need to feel desperate, because there will be plenty of time when we are older and with the right person. We are so precious and beautiful and wonderful, even without sex!

Valuable

No man can tell me
I’m not beautiful,
That I’m not a precious gem
Because I refuse
To give it up to him

They can shut up
I’m doing just great
God’s teaching me
I’m well worth the wait
Wrapped in a golden gown
Wearing a golden crown
Dressed in the love
Of Jesus

No man can take from me
What I refuse to give away
I am valuable, wake up special
Every single day
I’m loved by the one
Who matters most
Who cherishes me
Much more than precious gold

Absorbed in God
I wear a crown of his love
And until the time has come
For my beloved
I’m just fine with Jesus
He’s the only guy
I’ll be thinking of

Declaring
I’ll remain in purity
Until He finds the one for me
No need to feel alone
More precious than gold
You’re valuable
You’re valuable
You’re valuable,
You know

The Lord sees you
In all your radiant beauty
He wants you
To ignore the lustful man
He wants you to
To take His hand
And when you feel alone,
He sees your beauty glow,
saying,
“Hey, you’re valuable,
You’re valuable,
You’re valuable,
You know”

Copyright Jennifer Clayton
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I feel cherished and loved by God, and that’s enough for me. We are his beautiful children. He wants the best for us, and that means waiting. 🙂

Remember, you are so worth the wait!!

New Dean Guitar, Info on Purity Ring

New Song for Jesus!!

So! I finally got my electric guitar. I got a job at Chick-fil-A, mainly for this reason. I wanted to buy myself an electric guitar- it’s been my dream to play it and sing and write music. The guitar, with an amp, cost $426. I wanted my guitar because I wanted to write music for Jesus. I already have a keyboard and an accoustic guitar. Now I have an electric.

I’ve written God about 4 songs- 2 on keyboard, 1 on accoustic, and I’m working on one on elecetric. I already really love the song. I know God called me to spread the Gospel through music- so that’s what I plan to do. 🙂 I feel like I work so hard to please him. Even with school and work, I’m trying to make a lot of time for him. Anyway, I guess I’ll post the lyrics I have so far:

They told me my cuts were earned
My bruises mine alone, clearly deserved
I collapsed under the weight of it all
No strength to hold on, to avoid the fall
On the ground, I gasped for breath
But everyone one hurt more than the rest
Under the moon
Burning and sore
I gave up myself,
Told God I’d trust him more
And in the cold of the night
His voice soothed my fears
He held my hand
As he watched my tears

Noone pays attention to the girl covered in scars
But that night, I saw a shining star
And I felt all the hope in His eyes
Teling me not to believe their lies
Floating in peace
Touched my bruised skin
To heal me

My pen to paper could not take away the pain
I would always vent in vain
Try to take away all thoughts disturbed
He told me there’s no need to trust
The hollow words
The peace I seeked through poetry
Never existed
And he let me see
That he’s the peace in me
I’ll never wake up
From sleeping in his arms tonight
To the nightmare of this world
Very much alive

Noone pays attention to the girl covered in scars
But that night, I saw a shining star
And I felt all the hope in His eyes
Teling me not to believe their lies
Floating in peace
Touched my bruised skin
To heal me

Broken hearts and broken dreams
Ripped away a part of me
The need to write, the need to bleed
But he patches the broken wings
A need to burn
A need to hurt
And scarring from their brutal words
But through their sreaming, all I heard
Was him telling me I’m free
That he loves me

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Haven’t thought of a name yet. But it’s just about when Christ saved me; before he did, the world and all the crap that happened with friendships and family wrecked my heart. Everyone made me feel like I needed to hide and try to be “perfect”; I never seemed to belong. But him saving me rescued me from that humiliating existance. 🙂 That’s why he’s so amazing!

Info on Purity Ring
So in June, about 4 days after my birthday, I bought myself a purity ring. It’s been about three months since I bought it. I told myself I would reward myself for wearing it, and I decided to reward myself about every three months of wearing it. June, July, August, Semptember… it’s about time to reward myself. 🙂

I reward myself to encourage me to continue wearing it and to not give up. As of so far, I have not really struggled with it. I don’t think about it much; I look at it and I’m happy to wear it. I’m not tempted to have sex yet. In fact, I was talking to a friend of mine who said she had two purity rings before she was married. She said she could give me one of them. She inspires me because she didn’t quite wait ’til she was married, though she tried. However, she came very close; the first person she slept with was her fiance, who she is still married to.

There is a big difference between sleeping with 7 people before you get married, and sleeping with only one; the one you end up marrying. So wearing the ring will still help. In this sex-crazed world, some girls want to give up their virginity so fast. But they are so precious and so is their virginity; any guy worth time is willing to wait. That shows that he respects you and loves you. I feel so beautiful wearing my ring, I thank God for it. I feel innocent and pure.

You don’t even have to be a virgin to wear one. If you already had sex but decide that you changed your mine and you want to save it for your husband, you can wear one. You can mess up bad and still wear one, because you are still valuable regardless of what you have done. It’s truly about what you decide to do. Jesus knows you are valuable no matter what you have done or who you have slept with. He will accept you just the way you are. He is always forgiving. 🙂

I encourge all girls to get one, and I encourage guys to respect their women and try to wait for them. They will really appreciate it. Heck- even guys can wear them! I’m not quite sure how I’ll reward myself- go out somewhere, buy something I want, I don’t know. But I’m praying God will keep me pure and faithful to my promise to wait. I’m trying to love Jesus by waiting because he loves me. I want to do something sweet and heartfelt for him.

Wearing one will really make you feel beautiful and worth something. Good luck, everyone!! You’re all truly special. 🙂

Purity Ring, Song- “Reaching Towards the Sky”

So. I’ve been wearing my purity ring for awhile now. Since June 26, 2010. I’ve decided to reward myself for every 3 months that I wear it. It’s been 1 month. Woohoo! It’s hard to think that I can do it sometimes, but after a few weeks of wearing it, I felt actually perfect in my heart. Like I deserve to wait, because I deserve the reward of having a special bond with my husband that most people won’t ever have- he’ll take my virginity.

Even if I mess up a few times before I’m married, it will only be a few times and the bond will still feel special, instead of other people who will have done it dozens and dozens of times before they get married. It takes away a specialness from it. I feel like doing this is perfect. Every girl should save herself for marriage, regardless of is she wears a ring or not.

The perfect guy is the one who is willing to wait. He won’t rush you or pressure you or say “show me you love me by having sex with me”. That’s a load of crap. The perfect guy will think you are well worth the wait, even if it’s a long time. Jesus wants everyone to wait ’til marriage, because it’s so much more special that way. 😀

Anyhoo, I write music.
My song “Reaching Towards the Sky” I wrote for Jesus, on keyboard.

I can’t put together
A million pieces to the puzzle
Of my heart
Up in the sky, there lies my star
Losing light, fading to dark
Fading into blackness
It’s hopeless,
The things of this world
Aren’t enough
To keep me alive
Give my star back it’s shine

Reaching towards the sky, reaching for your hand
Sometimes it’s worth just taking the chance
Heart racing, pumping my blood
Seeping through my veins is all of your love

In the midst of all the dark
You whisper to my heart
That after all the pain drains away
Your truth remains everyday
To give me strength, to make me calm
To lift me up whenever I fall
The love in your heart keeps me warm
Whenever I’m lost in the storm
When this life breaks me into pieces
One by one, you put me back together
Now I am yours to keep
Forever, Jesus

Reaching towards the sky, reaching for your hand
Sometimes it’s worth just taking the chance
Heart racing, pumping my blood
Seeping through my veins is all of your love

I feel me walking on broken glass
When I’m overwhelmed by trouble in this life
I won’t stop even when I’m bleeding
Because you heal me inside
I heard the atheist say
My fairy tale God wasn’t real
But until I met God one day
I’ve never been able to feel
This alive
I won’t apologize
For loving the one who has always loved me most
My star shines again, my pulse throbs with his hope

Reaching towards the sky, reaching for your hand
Sometimes it’s worth just taking the chance
Heart racing, pumping my blood
Seeping through my veins is all of your love