How great are You, Lord. How great are you (2x), How great are You, Lord./ I have made You too small in my eyes O Lord, forgive me; I have believed in a lie that You were unable to help. But now, O Lord, I see my wrong Heal my heart and show Yourself strong; and in my eyes and with my song. O Lord, be magnified. O Lord, be magnified.
Father in heaven we thank You. You are Faithful and Dependable. We hallow this day and we will bless You all the days of our lives in Jesus Name. We are nothing without You, besides You we are nothing, therefore we come to you in our nothingness to be filled by You to an overflowing. Purge our flirty heart and make it anew with the blood of Jesus.
Beloved, are you making the same prayer with me? Without holiness no man can see God. Is important we ask God to give us a pure heart that will guarantee or usher us into His presence (Ps 24:3-4; 15:2).Praise God!
Are you pure in heart? What are those things that make an individual impure before a holy God? Are you allowing evil and sinful thought to grow in your mind? Are you allowing lust to grow unchecked within you?
Does enmity, bitterness, jealousy, or unforgiveness remain in your life? Every area of our lives should reflect the holiness of God that is ours by salvation; out thought, so that nothing we think would be inappropriate for a child of God, our action, so that we are above reproach in all our relationships.
The summary of these is for us to live righteously. What are you doing presently to plant holiness in your life? (1 Pet 1:15). How are putting righteousness in your mind so that your thoughts are holy? Same with your relationships and activities, so that your life is above reproach? If you want to harvest a pure heart tomorrow, you must plant seeds of purity today:
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: Who should I send?
Who will go for Us? I said: Here I am. Send me.—Isaiah 6:8
It takes a pure heart to see God (Matt. 5:8). You can attend church services, read your Bible, and pray, but if sin fills your heart, you will not see God. You will know when you have encountered God because your life will no longer be the same.
Isaiah was concerned with the death of King Uzziah, the able king of Judah, but was disoriented to his heavenly King. Then something happened that forever changed Isaiah’s life. God, in all His awesome majesty, appeared to him in the temple, surrounded by heavenly creatures. Instantly, God’s presence made Isaiah aware of his sinfulness.
One of the seraphim came to him with a burning coal and cleansed Isaiah of his sin. Immediately, Isaiah began to hear things he had never heard before. Now, he was aware of a conversation in heaven concerning who might be worthy to be God’s messenger to the people. This prompted Isaiah’s eager response: “Here am I! Send me.” Now that God had cleansed Isaiah, he was aware of heavenly concerns and prepared to offer himself in God’s service. Whereas Isaiah had been preoccupied with earthly matters, now his only concern was the activity of God.
If you have become estranged from God and His activity, you need to experience His cleansing. Sanctification prepares you to see and hear God. It enables you to serve Him. Only God can purify your heart. Allow Him to remove any impurities that hinder your relationship with Him, and then your service to Him will have meaning as you offer Him your consecrated life.
Beloved, are you disoriented in what God is doing presently in your life because of what is going on in your thought? We, like Isaiah has to go through sanctification so that we can see and ear God speaks to us. so that we can live above reproach and impact the lost for Christ. If you are ready for this assignment come with me to see how we can accomplish same:
Want To Impact The Lost For Christ?
Then stop complaining about life.
Did you know that a prerequisite to reflecting Christ and effectively sharing the Word of God is to stop the griping? Consider:
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, (so) that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent… above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life… ” (Philippians 2:14-16)
The fact that the people around you fornicate, steal your money and ideas, ogle your wife, rip off the company, smoke pot, and cheat on their income tax IS NOT UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR. That’s how people in a DYSFUNCTIONAL SOCIETY live. The technical term used in the Bible for such demeanor is sin.
Why then are we so surprised? And so angry? The “Rose Garden” ended the day the “First Couple” chose to eat the wrong fruit. We need to settle the fact that tough times for followers of Christ is now the norm — A training ground in preparing us for eternity:
“Through many tribulations we (believers) must enter the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:21)
Israel failed in this regard. As they trekked across the desert from Egypt to the Promised Land they bellyached about almost everything. Of them Paul writes:
“With most of them God was not well-pleased… for they… grumbled: ‘… Why have you (Moses) brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food.‘” (1 Corinthians 10:5, 10; Numbers 21:5)
Once we accept the reason as to why we are here, we may find it easier to respond to Paul’s challenge in 1 Thessalonians 5:18:
“In everything give thanks; for this is God‘s will concerning you… “
Hopefully folks outside of Christ will notice when a thankful spirit prevails over an angry attitude, thereby opening the door to minister the word of Christ to them.
In addition truth stand the greatest medicine for an impure heart. In case you miss it somewhere before now, do not condemn yourself rather confess your sin and put an end to that cancer else it spread all over without control and that will be too bad for you.
Beloved, receive grace to consciously desire a pure heart in Jesus Name. I Love you as always but God loves you dearly (1Jn 4:8). Say this prayer from the depth of your heart “let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, o Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer (Ps 19:14).
Remain blessed in the Lord.