Here are a couple of previous posts where I have mentioned this:
Poem by Ruth Bell Graham, What Mothers Cannot Do
Clean Heart, Clean Home
Follow up to Clean Heart, Clean Home
Another place I've spent time reading about this is at the A Clean Heart blog.
In my Christmas letter, I wrote the following:
"God has been impressing the idea of having a clean heart on my mind and heart recently. If I truly had a clean heart, how would that impact our home, schedule, finances, priorities, spiritual walk, etc... I'd love to hear your thoughts about this if it is something God has been showing you or shown you in the past."
I received a couple of really great responses to this ...
At first, it can be upsetting to us to see ways we need to change. But, when we realize it is from the Lord, it is humbling and we can go to Him and ask for forgiveness and cleansing. We can read Psalm 51 and ask Him for a clean heart!
This one was my favorite - and has prompted a lot of thinking on my part - I read and re-read her entire letter trying to glean all of the wisdom she exposes and the questions that I should be asking myself:
"I know He calls me to a pure heart...to seek Him and His will for me. So Scriptures pop in my head.......
Matthew 6:21, 'For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.'So my treasure is to have a clean heart.....So I treasure these things:
Philippians 4:8, 'Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent of praiseworthy - think about such things.'Gosh, I can only imagine how my entire world would change if I could focus on these things, and truly treasure them...you're right, it would affect ... everything. Yet it seems so unattainable to me...'cause I know my heart."
I decided to start pursuing this deeper and began by looking up every Scripture with the word clean in it. I'll be sharing more on this next time. Meanwhile, share your thoughts -
* What comes to your mind when you think of a clean heart?
* What other thoughts came to mind as you read this post today?