Hello Friends -- Thank you for stopping by !!! Can we share with you today from our hearts :
'"Sincerity of Heart" The essence of purtiy is to be free from duplicity or doublemindness, having sincerity of heart. (Gk. apoloteti, lit. "singularity" or "singleness," Eph. 6:5). This is the root of wholeness and integrity. When James wrote "purify your hearts, you double-minded" (James 4:8), he equated impurity with having literally "a heart and a heart" (double heart) (Ps. 12:2) When we think one thing and say something quite different we practice duplicity. James admonished his readers to seek purity, a singleness of heart toward God.
When Jesus blessed the "pure in heart" (Matt. 5:8) He affirmed that true happiness is loving God with your whole heart, desiring that your whole life please Him. Purity demands the removal of all that would separate us from the holy presence of God (Hab. 1:13).
Being "pure in heart," however, invovles inner cleansing. "Create in me a clean heart, O God" (Ps. 51:10). While in classical Greek word for "pure" (katharos) means being free from debt and guilt, the biblical usage includes more than forgiveness. To be pure means to be single-minded--free from the civil war of a divided self. It is being free from falsehood, hypocrisy, or pretense. The one who is rightly related to Jesus Christ will be pure in heart and life (2 Tim. 2:21,22).
Everyone who has the hope of seeing God "purifies himself, just as He is pure" (1 John 3:3). Such a person begins and maintains a love relationship with God based of integrity and singularity of purpose. A pure life cannot exist without a pure heart set upon the Lord.
Who is your heart set upon today ? The Lord ? or the World ? If your heart is not set upon the Lord today; we invite you to pray this prayer.
Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins-come into my heart & save me. Thank you for giving your Son, Jesus on the cross to die for my sins. Thank you for saving my soul. In Jesus Name I pray Amen. Congratulations Dear One – You are now a Christian if you prayed that with a "sincere heart" & meant it. Let us know & we can tell you what you need to do next. We rejoice in your decision and will be praying for you.
Michael and Denise Combs ><>
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