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Loving God means wanting to avoid those sins altogether. But when temptation creeps in (as it inevitably will), we must guard our hearts with the armor of God at all times so as not to give in too easily. Confession is key if you want a clean heart – admit your mistakes honestly before God and turn away from anything wicked or sinful that might be holding you back from living your best life possible. Remember: You are never alone in this journey towards purity; others have struggled just like you do now but have come out victorious on the other side! If you can relate to the fact that what ever sin you are involved in, such as alcohol or drug abuse, or sexual sin, or what ever flavor of sin you sometimes entertain. I want to you know that there is hope for you, just as there has been hope for me. ~ Bill Greguska.
Is God Concerned About Those Who Have Dirty Hearts?
The Tea Bag Analogy!
We can fool others, but we can not fool God. God looks at our hearts and can tell if what we do has been done with a pure heart or a heart filled with sin.
Wash Away All My Iniquity And Cleanse Me From My Sin!
Peace in My Heart
(This section is from The Book I wrote)
Lord, I am on the right track to find peace when I come to you in prayer, asking for your will, not mine, to be done. I have tended to overlook prayer in the past. Help me to keep in mind that with you, Lord, I can have peace in my heart. I know peace is not something that just happens if we wish for it – it has to come from you. I need to live in a way that reflects what you intend for me. I want to trade my broken pieces for your peace.
Help me to realize that without you, I cannot have lasting peace. Thank you for comforting and watching over me as I plod through life, with its joys and heartaches.
In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure. ~ Michael Krzyzewski, Duke University men’s basketball coach.
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Psalm 51:10 ESV
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Matthew 5:8 ESV
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Proverbs 4:23 ESV
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Psalm 51:10-12 ESV
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
James 4:8 ESV
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Jeremiah 17:9 ESV
The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Psalm 34:18 ESV
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Matthew 22:37 ESV
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Proverbs 20:9 ESV
Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”?
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