Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23.
Read: Proverbs 4:20-27
From Matthew 5:8 we understand that the one who is pure in heart is blessed. Are you single or married? Are you married but your spouse is separated from you by geographical location? What do you think about when you go to bed? Do you engage yourself in impure thoughts? Do you know that some people assist the tempter? How you may ask? After they have fed their eyes with lust inducing items during the day, they recline to ponder over them later and may find themselves practicing such ungodly acts. At the end, blame falls on the devil. The devil usually gets all the blame when things go wrong.
Besides being blessed, the pure in heart are assured of seeing God. Of what use is the Christian race if at the end of the journey you are denied the privilege of seeing God? The reason it is so essential your heart is pure is that: the state of your heart determines the output of your heart.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23.
Most of the things that will affect your life and destiny emanate from your heart. Matthew 15:19 says evils thoughts that defile a man proceed from the heart. If your heart is occupied with impure thoughts, given a little time, you will see yourself practicing such. If you continue to dwell on immoral thoughts, before long, you will feel a force compelling you to masturbate, fornicate, rape or even commit incest. Some even sleep with animals or people of same sex. It all starts with a thought. A polluted heart cannot produce godly character. As long as the heart is polluted, your deeds will be evil and you will lose your God-given destiny. However, if your thoughts are pure, they will propel you to live a holy life which will make you fulfill your destiny. You will end up seeing God and living with Him eternally.
When your heart is pure, you will not only see God in Heaven, but also see God manifest your desires here on earth.
Bible in one year: Isaiah 55-57