Have you seen God lately?
Jesus taught, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8).
The Bible uses the word “pure” most frequently to reference precious metal, usually gold. Precious metals must be refined to become pure. This process involves intense heat that brings impurities to the top of the crucible (silver) or the furnace (gold) so that the refiner, our Restorer, can remove them. The deepest impurities rise last after an intense time of heat. Just like the crucible is used for silver, and the furnace for gold, so God tests our hearts to discover whether they are pure — wholly devoted, or fully surrendered, to Him (Proverbs 17:3).
Paul warned us to not be led away from our pure and sincere devotion to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3). Our ultimate example of a pure heart is the heart of the Restorer. The Bible tells us that Christ is pure in heart (1 John 3:3; Hebrews 7:26). He demonstrated a fully surrendered heart that was fully devoted to the Father, one with unmixed devotion to God.
Today, ask your heavenly Father for the pure heart of Christ. You will see God the Restorer at work in your life.
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