Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Becoming Pure in Heart, By Allison W.

Becoming Pure in Heart 

By Allison W.

 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 Don’t you want to see God? Be able to look into those just but oh so loving eyes and to hear Him say, “I love you, you have been a faithful daughter.” However, as the verse says we must first become pure in heart. If you are willing God will meet you and take you on a journey to purity.
 I like to compare my unclean, impure heart to a trash can. We like to fill it up with all kinds of junk. God wants to take the trash out of our lives. Sometimes it will hurt and take some time just like you have to put a little extra effort into pulling a snotty tissue that’s stuck off the bottom of a trash can.
 In the process of becoming blameless and pure God is going to put us through tests and expose things in our lives that need to be removed. Trials will help strengthen our spiritual muscles.
 In order to get rid of the junk you have to set boundaries. Tell yourself gossip is not okay, to save your emotions and feelings for marriage, not to compare with others or be jealous and that you are going to yield to God’s plan. You need to read God’s word until it penetrates your heart not just your mind.
 Find someone who is spiritually secure to speak into your life and be willing to hear what they have to say, even if it hurts. They will be able to walk with you and help you through the journey.
 If you stay accountable and dig deep into the journey God has for you the reward will be priceless!
 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, 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.” Hebrews 12:1


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