It’s true, who can lay claim to a clean heart, pure and free from sin? No one. Romans 3:10-12 reminds us that there is no one who does good, not even one. And 1 John 1: 8 says, that “ If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”
So this week I encourage you, along with myself, to
1) Ask God to show you those areas of your heart that you may still be holding on to idols, secret sins, hurts and ask Him to create in you a clean heart. ( Psalms 51:9-10) A heart that is wholly devoted to God. (1 Kings 8:61)
2)Spend time asking God to rid yourself of those things that may be keeping you from drawing near to God. (Hebrews 10:22)
3) Confess that which God reveals. Confess your sins before the Lord rest in the knowledge that He promises to forgive. (Ps 32:5; 1 John 1:9)
4) Walk as a child free, forgiven and no longer condemned. (Ps 34:22; Romans 8:1)
We must remember that our lives are a constant struggle with the world, our flesh and our enemy so the above is not a once and done action. We need to be in the habit of continually asking God to create a pure heart within us. We need to be ever mindful of those things that so easily tempt us to sin. Those things that seem small at first but will grow if left unattended.
So let us spend time this week searching our hearts for those things that keep us from a deeper, holier walk with our God. May we each seek to stand in His holy place with clean hands and a pure heart.
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Psalms 24:3-5
I am spending 40 days reflecting on Jesus and preparing my heart for Easter, you can read Eyes on Jesus for more information. Next week “A Renewed Mind”
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