Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God (Matthew 5:8).
Your heart is not pure.
You will not see God.
Well, aren’t we glad that there’s more to the story than that. Of course your heart is not pure; you know good and well what goes on in there. I’m in the same boat, and so is everyone you know. And everyone you don’t.
Praise God that he doesn’t leave us in that boat.
God wants us to see him. He wants us to have fellowship with him. And he knows that is not going to happen if we’re left to ourselves. So he cleanses us, he renews us, he gives us that pure heart that allows us to see him.
If we confess our sins he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
Before you go out into your day, do yourself a favor—get your heart right before God. Confess what needs confessing, address what needs addressing, let him purify your heart.
Then get ready to see.
Happy Tuesday, Beloved.