Thursday, December 6, 2007

12/06/07 - Matter of the heart

Last night I was reading through part of the sermon on the mount. Such amazing teaching by Jesus!

I read Matthew 5:16:

"...Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

Then later in Matthew 6:1 I read:

"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven."

Reading these reminded me how God desires our actions to come from our heart. He wants our hearts to be right. When are motives are pure, our actions will point people to the Father and not to ourselves.

At times I am asked how you go about becoming emotional intimate without over stepping any inappropriate boundaries. When you ask God for a heart for purity andwhen you are seeking purity, the overflow of your actions will follow. It's a matter of the heart. God wants your heart and motives to please Him and not yourself or others.

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