purity

not a goal, but a result…

not for religious professionals, but for His sons & daughters…

not for gaining public attention, but for a divine audience…

not for my reputation, but for my sanity…

not a terminal destination, but a highway…

not where I am going, but how…

not a decoration on display, but the byproduct of an all-consuming pursuit…

not a hard-won achievement by me, but an extravagant gift from Him…

lost when I trade it away for lesser things…

a path recovered as I confess and He cleans…

a choice to walk in His light and not in my shame…

a life expressed (His) when I come to Him, learn from Him, and remain in Him…

absolutely essential…

accompanying every serious pilgrimage into the Presence of the One I love.


“Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart… the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.” ~ Psalm 24:3-4, 6

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands… and purify your hearts…” ~ James 4:8

“…Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory…” ~ 1 Peter 1:7-8

(May we be the generation He seeks… the one that seeks Him, drawing near with clean hands & a pure heart.)

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