A Pure Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8

This was the daily verse that popped up on my app this morning. As I normally do I spent some time reflecting upon it before my feet ever hit the floor, I examined my heart. My heart is such a difficult part of my humanness to trust. It is a constant battle to keep my heart in line with God. The whole idea of following my heart is a worldly idea. Everyone says, just follow your heart and it will lead the way; NO, absolutely not. I have followed my heart in the past only to find myself completely off track.

I find that I struggle daily seeking to know if my heart is pure before God. It’s a battle the devil doesn’t want me to win. God’s word is true, my heart can deceive me if I’m not careful.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

So how can I have a pure heart? How can I ensure that my heart is pure before God?

“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” 1 Peter 1:22-23

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22

Drawing near to God is key, I find that the closer I am to Him the purer my heart becomes. A pure heart can be found through following God’s commandments; through placing our faith in Him as we continually seek to cleanse our conscience from the evil of this world that threatens to invade our heart.

“Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:” 1 Timothy 1:5

A pure heart before God will be well worth the battle, it brings His blessings.

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8

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