Tuesday, August 23, 2011

blessed are the pure in heart.

blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. -matthew 5:8

this has always been my favorite beatitude, for reasons that i can hardly articulate. i think it's because thinking about seeing God puts me in a state of awe, wonder, and gives me a deep desire for intimacy with the Lord. to see Him and know Him. to see Him gives me direct contact with Him and assures me of His love for me and power in my life. 

a pure heart is God's heart. it's where our desires are conformed to His desires. it is where we make anything outside of God's will non-negotiable for our lives. it is where we hate our sin and the sin of our brothers and sisters. it's where we are no longer deceived by other lovers that take away our focus from His face. the pure in heart will see God because they are not distracted by, or looking to, anyone else. their eyes are fixed on His face, their hearts belonging to no one else.

the impure of heart will not see God because they have given their hearts away to other idols. think about it. our eyes follow our hearts. our eyes can only see what we've given our hearts to. 

what have you given your heart to that is blocking your vision from seeing His face? 
what have you averted your eyes from His face to?

 only the blood of Christ can purify our hearts and bring us back to Him. may we see Him and know Him intimately. 

"a pure heart is one to which all that is not of God is strange and jarring." john tavler


  1. So encouraging Courtney! Loved all of this =)

  2. I like the simplicity of your words. It reflects a pure image of the King.


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