Morning Coffee with Jesus - February 18, 2010
Hello loved ones!
Today’s “Coffee with Jesus” comes from Matthew 5:8. “Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.”
In my career, I have traveled for business. I’ve been involved in large corporate meetings and small, one-on-one interviews with applicants seeking employment.
I remember one large corporate meeting in Atlanta, Georgia where several hundred people from my employer gathered for a leadership meeting. Since the attendees were a cross section of various departments throughout the company, the Vice President of Human Resources decided to gather all his HR colleagues in attendance together for dinner and a brief meeting.
One particular individual professed being a follower of Christ. Our Lord said, “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” My heart broke for her because, unfortunately, her actions and what came out of her mouth after a few cocktails didn’t exactly evidence a pure heart.
What are some evidences of a pure heart? A pure heart loathes everything impure. A pure heart is one which prays continually - for others whether well known, an acquaintance, or a friend of a friend unknown to us but in need of prayer at the request of our friend. A pure heart, while being in the worldly culture, does not succumb to the ways of the worldly culture.
To one who is pure in heart, God is constantly in his/her thoughts. Doubt, gloom, impatience and discontent are gone. Self - mastery, sober thoughts and contentment reside in a pure heart.
The precious part of this Beatitude is the promise that those who are pure in heart will (not might!) see God. While the immediate thought is that we will see God in eternity, it is also interesting to think that we can “see” God now, in our daily existence. While we may not see God visibly, we often can sense his nearness. We see evidence of His power and His existence in our lives.
Today, seek after a pure heart – one that is more pure today that it was yesterday. Having a pure heart is a beautiful goal! Our heart grows more pure as we seek God and allow more of Him inside. How many times have any of us performed an act perfectly free of any personal gain? Such an act is pure love. An act of pure and selfless giving brings happiness to all, especially God.
Have an awesome day in Jesus. Go MAD in someone’s life today!