pure in heart

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recently we had company come into town.

if you are a wife/mom/homeowner, you know what that means.

clean, clean, clean.  make it look presentable.

as I spent the entire morning going above and beyond for my guests, I seriously had a heart check.

why was I doing this?  

honestly, I was doing it to APPEAR like I had it all together.  to impress them.  to show them that I could do it all AND have a clean house.

I mean, did I really need to clean the fish tank and re-organize the entire playroom?  did I really think that doing these things would earn my guests love?

no!

y’all, these “guests” were my parents.  the people that on this earth that love me unconditionally.  they’ve known me longer than any other human being, and love me more than I could realize.

it was such a heart check for me.  I knew in my heart, I was cleaning up

a. to earn their approval [that I already have]

b. to please them

c. to appear like I have it all together

and it just hit me.  I’m so thankful that we don’t have to “clean up our act” to go before the throne.  we don’t have to impress God with our housewife skills for him to love us anymore than He already does.  He meets us IN OUR MESS.  Nothing we could do could ever make him love us any more, or any less.  

Matthew 5:8 says, “blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”.

I don’t know about you, but I want to see God.  I want my heart to be pure.  I want my motives to be in check.  I want to put off “appearances” and truly desire to please the Lord above all else [and above all people].

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  1. Allison Ramsing says:

    So good and so true! It’s beautiful that God meets us in our mess.

  2. Melinda Adams says:

    Yup!! Well Said!!!

  3. Hannah Bunker says:

    So good!

    Also, do you happen to remember the name of that paint color on your wall? Because I have to paint something that color. Beautiful!

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