Monday, March 6, 2017

"He who loves purity of heart And has grace on his lips, The King will be his friend. {Proverbs 22:11}

I'll bet you are glad that I didn't choose to write this entire devotion in hot pink! I want you to be alert and awake when you read this! My daughter thinks it's funny to blow in people's ears to get a reaction, but I don't react; it just doesn't bother me. Of course I wouldn't do that to you, just a little color to brighten your day. I hope you don't think I'm being mean on a Monday!

Pure is a strange word in our society. The only time we see it is on food labels, or maybe in a restaurant.  One hundred years ago it was a cherished character trait, as people might describe another by saying what a pure life so and so has. It was used to describe a virgin, and this was a good thing to be know as. Today our young people are the exception rather than the rule when it comes to sexual purity.

How do we get a pure heart? Only Jesus can give this, and it is usually a growing process in our lives. All heart are deceitfully wicked the Bible says, so in order to desire a "pure heart" we must keep ourselves in God's word. That is where we are kneaded and pulled and stretched  so that we can acquire pure lives. Good friends can do this too, but we must be sure that they have our best in mind before we can accept correction. I know some Moms that know how to say things in just the right way so that their children do not take offense. This is a great art that I wish to learn!

I certainly want our King to be my friend, and I think I speak for all of us! We want to know God and come up next to Him, so that we can hear His heartbeat. The greatest privilege as children of God is knowing Him. Call upon Him in prayer, let Him into the deepest parts of your heart and you will be rewarded with relationship from God himself. Is there any greater calling in this life? I know not one!

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