Purity and Righteousness

By Donna Bullard

Psalms 24:3-5 NKJV “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?

Or who may stand in His holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart”

The second time I was ever asked to speak to a group of ladies was at a retreat on prayer. I

had prepared and felt pretty good about what I was going to share. I was nervous. I

delivered the message, but it was tough going. I left that day feeling I had let GOD down!

Convinced I had not impacted the ladies, I felt like a failure. I remember saying out loud I

was never going to speak again!

BUT GOD! In His lovingkindness He consoled me and comforted me. The Holy Spirit

ministered to me as I lay face down in my bedroom weeping. He said, “Dear daughter, I

look upon the heart and I see a pure heart when I look at you. You shall see GOD.” He told

me to get up, wash my face, and trust Him with His Word that I had released. It was an

intimate moment that resulted in a maturing on my part. And I began to study about a

pure heart….

A pure heart has no hypocrisy, no guile, no hidden agenda, no ulterior motives.

The pure heart is marked by honesty, transparency, compassion and an overwhelming

desire to please God in all things.

To be pure in heart means to be blameless in who we actually are. The only way we can be

truly pure in heart is to give our lives to Jesus and walk as the righteousness of God in

Christ Jesus. Ask Him and allow Him to do the necessary cleansing. Those who are truly

“pure” are those who have been sanctified by the work of Jesus. His Love covers all, heals

all, delivers all, and blesses all.

Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a pure heart,

O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Prayer: Lord Father GOD, I pray in the name of Jesus, that You would create in me a pure

heart and clean hands. I love You and anything not of You, I ask now, that You would burn

or prune it out of me. My heart is Yours to refine, to cleanse, to prune as needed. I freely

submit myself to You.

My heartfelt desire is to stand in Your holy place with You, Lord Jesus! I thank You in

advance for a renewed steadfast spirit within me! I pray for opportunities and for boldness

to share with future generations in an effort to birth within them a desire for pure hearts.

May all that we do bring You glory. We magnify You; we exalt You, and we wait expectantly

to see You with pure hearts and clean hands.

We worship You in Truth and in Spirit! All of this and more I pray in Jesus’Name, Amen and

Amen.

~Donna Bullard

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