Joel Osteen Daily Devotional Mar 18 2019

Be Pure in Heart

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Matthew 5:8, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

When Jesus said “pure in heart,” the word purein the original language is where we get our word catharsis, which means “cleansing, releasing, purifying.” After a surgery, the doctor may put in a catheter, which is from the same root word. It’s a tube that drains out the impurities in the body—the infection, the toxins, the waste. The doctor knows that these contaminates will come naturally. He’s not alarmed unless they’re not released and flushed out.

God is saying that you’re going to be blessed when you learn to release the impurities of life, emptying out all the things that will infect you. Bitterness, guilt, worry, doubt, and self-pity are impurities that will come, but you have to let them go and flush them out or they will contaminate your spirit and poison you. But they can’t hurt you if they just pass through. If you let them go, God will fill your life with good things.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You that I can have a pure heart today. Thank You that I can release any worries, any doubts, any guilt and bitterness, and flush them out of my life. Help me to forgive whatever needs forgiving and let go of the past. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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