Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Day 4Purify Your Heart

Read Matthew 5:1-1-12

“The pure in heart are blessed, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 (HCSB)

I love to watch the snow fall as it accumulates on the ground. However, once the snow has fallen it begins to lose that pure white color because of the dirtiness of our world. After that beautiful snow falls on the roads and vehicles begin to move about, the snow changes to a very ugly brown.

Jesus teaches that the pure in heart are blessed. To see God is an awesome promise.

When was the last time you saw God? You see, we can never see the wonder of God’s presence until we have a pure heart. Satan doesn’t mind if we have a little pureness as long as we have a lot of the world. As a result our spiritually pure heart looks more like day-old snow. I see in this part of God’s Word that pureness of heart has a great promise, which is that we will see God. To see God in the midst of our evil world causes our heart to be purer. As you read this verse today, is your heart pure? Are you focused on seeing the God of a pure heart? Has your pureness of God been mixing with some of this world’s color?

Your church needs people with a pure heart to see God working in your church. Pray for the members of your church that have shown you how to have a pure heart.

Prayer

God show me today areas in my heart that are not pure, giving me the strength to turn those parts over to you for cleanup. Give me the passion to keep my heart pure.