A Pure Heart

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8

Jesus is the standard by which all of us are measured. He didn't take my sin upon Himself and suffer the torment of the cross, the curse that separated Himself from God, so I could choose which sins I would keep - wink, wink.

No. I will either be judged and condemned by the standard or I will agree to the process of making me pure. For the pure nature to fill me and reign, my self nature must die.

There is nothing good in me, nothing I can wink at.

As long as I try to justify my flesh, that's what I'll see - my flesh. But, when I agree with the Holy Spirit that all sin is sin - not greater or lesser, but SIN - I see the remedy.

I WANT the remedy.
I WANT a heart without evil thoughts and desires.
I WANT a heart that doesn't fear, doubt, feel guilt.
I WANT the heart that is one with God, for then I shall see Him as He is.

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

by Marilyn Allison