Having a pure heart is true joy
The human heart really is the most unreliable thing that exists. A Christian that seems so perfect on the outside can have a heart filled with selfrighteousness, pride, dishonesty, jealousy and other things. When I realize what darkness there sometimes is in my own heart, all I can do is bow before my heavenly Father and ask that He will purify my heart.
God wants us to be pure in every aspect of our lives.
He is holy and He wants us to be holy. Why would we give sin a chance to overtake our lives? Sin tries to take control over our hearts in every possible way. There are so many opportunities in the world to do evil. But God wants to refine us. God has better things for us. God says in the Bible that He wants to give us a clear conscience, a pure heart, a pure mind, in Jesus Christ.
He has it all for you. God can clean you totally. God doesn’t turn you away because you have failed to be honest and pure. God never turns you away. He wants your salvation. He loves you. He cares for you. So much that He sent His own Son to die on the cross of torture… …for YOU! That’s how God sees you.
So don’t let the knowledge of the sins of your heart keep you away from God. God wants to cleanse you.
The only thing we can do to live a pure life is to make it a priority. That’s a choice that you have to make yourself. In the Bible God speaks about the necessity of opening our hearts up to Him. When God refines you, it can be terribly painful, but it results in the best kind of happiness you can wish for.
I can no longer live with an impure heart. The joy of a pure heart is too good. You get addicted to holiness. You know that sin pollutes your heart and that you lose the beauty of the knowledge of having a clear conscience. I’m not perfect. In ten years, I still won’t be perfect. But my heart IS being cleansed. My heart IS being made pure through the FIRE of the Holy Spirit.
Allow God to cleanse your heart. Ask Him. Allow Him to show you all things that you are not aware of. And be prepared to die to self. Be prepared to bow down before the pure, Almighty of God. Let Him cleanse you. He loves you. He wants to SET YOU FREE. He wants to save you.
God wants to give you a new heart. A pure heart. Ask Him.
Don’t be afraid. Accept the cleansing. The fire can burn fiercely. But God does it out of love. He wants to cleanse you because He loves for you. Ask Him for it.