“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
Having a pure heart is like walking through a dark city holding a clear glass of water. Everyone sees your clear glass and the pure water in it. They wonder how is it that your glass is full of clean water in such a dark and grimy place. Some run to you desperately so they can have what you have, and some hate you for it and only want to throw dirt and mud inside of what you hold so dear.
Your most valuable possession is not your material possessions or your money. Your most prized asset is your heart and what God has accomplished in it. Every action and every behavior–whether right or wrong–flows from the heart. Which is why our greatest pursuit should be for God to purify our hearts and to keep it pure until Jesus returns for us. More than praying for wealth, for promotion or for material possessions, pray for a pure heart, for right motives, for a constant longing to please the LORD, and for wisdom and discernment.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for being my God and for loving me. More than anything I pray for you to search me and clean out my heart and make it pure in your sight. Give me a longing to please you and glorify your name. Protect the heart you give me LORD, and give me wisdom and spiritual discernment to know and recognize good and evil. Thank you for hearing me and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(Matthew 10:16; Proverbs 4:23; I Samuel 16:7; Psalm 139:23)