Thought-life springboard

In Matthew 5:8 Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

This line has always captured me. I sometimes say it to myself quietly as I go about my day, usually when I feel like I’m mentally wandering or unsure.

Not only is it a goal to achieve (purity of heart), but it’s a promise to look forward to (seeing God, which is way of saying understanding God and his ways more clearly in your daily life).

But the heart needs to be PURE for that to happen. In other words, it needs to be uncluttered with thoughts and priorities that aren’t from God.

So what in your thought life dishonours God? Be honest. Develop a zero tolerance policy for ungodly squatters in your brain. Once they get comfortable they have a habit of morphing into words and actions that you know are beneath you.

Next, develop a pure heart. Think godly thoughts. Pursue them. As you go about your day pray, “Lord, what do you want me to say and do in this situation?”

Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” So make the godliness of your thoughts a priority.

What you’ll find is this:

The more you actively seek God in your daily thoughts, the more you’ll see God active in your daily life. 

By Matthew Ruttan


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