Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Give Me A Pure Heart

By: Jenifer Metzger

Do you ever feel like you do the same things over and over. You know it's wrong to gossip, yet you find yourself sharing details that aren't yours to share. You know being critical of others isn't kind, yet you continually find yourself criticizing others. You know you should be careful about the things you watch on tv, yet turning the channel is hard when that one show keeps grabbing your attention. You know overeating isn't good for your temple, yet you just can't stop. Or maybe it's something else for you. We've all had something that we know isn't right but we keep turning to.

How can we stop? How can we walk away? We need to ask God to give us a pure heart; one that pleases Him.

When you are tempted to do those things you know are not pleasing to God, those things you know do not bring Him honor or glory, pause and pray. Ask God to create in you a pure heart. Then turn your focus to things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8).

Let's strive to be women who have pure hearts and minds and encourage other women to be the same.

It's time for Share A Link Wednesday! Each Wednesday we invite you to leave a link to your latest blog post in the comments. We still desire to connect women of God with one another and encourage each other in Christ. So grab a cup of coffee or glass of sweet tea, sit back and visit a few blogs. Be encouraged and share your own stories.


  1. Yes, only God can give us caring and controlled hearts. Thankfully, our Lord helps us to live purely, which is beyond doing for ourselves.
    My post today:

  2. Thank you for your ministry of truthful words here!
    Today's shared post is my May recap:

  3. Praying for a clean heart. I just finished reading Atomic Habits; it had many great tips about how to improve our habits. But in the end, it still comes down to God transforming our hearts. Thanks, Jenifer.

    My post is "7 Books I Recommend" (including Atomic Habits)

  4. That's our biggest and most basic need - the kind of heart that only He can give.

    I wrote this week about those areas where the Bible doesn't give us clear direction, where Christians can differ, and about how we handle those areas reveals our hearts:

  5. My heart is clean, it's my brain that is a little sandy.


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