Your heart must be pure

2015-07-08 06:00

“MY son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” Proverbs 23:26

There are things in our lives that will force out our real personality. The reason for temptation is to check the true state of a person. Some people engage in fasting as they feel they can “bribe” God with it.

But, in such instances as soon as the fast ends, they become worse than they used to be. Fasting reveals our true identity.

Some attitudes and behaviour we have are not becoming of children of God.

For example, some people feel a particular seat in church belongs to them and if anyone dares sit there they will be vexed and tell such a person off.

However, if the president or prime minister were to take the same seat, they will not complain or make anyone move to eject them.

The Scripture says in Matthew 18:6, “But who shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

We curse people in the church and when it is time for praise and worship, we appear holy.

According to us, we are worshipping God, yet what we have spoken came from the real spirit on the inside of us. It came out of a reflex action.

The spirit that is worshipping God is not the real person, it is borrowed.

This is why the Scripture says in Matthew 15:8 (NLT), “These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

These little things can take away one’s crown of life. What pushed away Adam from the garden was a little bite. We know he did not even finish the apple.

There is a caption I like from a seafood restaurant that reads: “Just a bite and you are hooked.”

A little, just a little of that evil thing and a person’s name is out of the Book of Life. It is that quick. Prayer point: Call the blood of Jesus ten times, His name once and pray: Lord Jesus, show me the way to heaven, I don’t want to lose my crown of life, in Jesus’ name. WoW: “Fasting is the fuel of prayer.” – Tim Omotoso

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