February 1, 2008
They Will See God
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." Matthew 5:8 (NIV)
There is something amazing that happens to a soul when quiet majesty is observed.
Recently I rode to the top of
As I took in the scene I imagined God asking, "Who will notice Me in all of this today? Who will stop for just a moment and see me? Who will let their soul linger ever so slightly and simply utter an acknowledgement of Me?"
Oh God, the rocks surely do cry out great evidence of You.
May I do the same.
And not just on days when I am on vacation.
Everyday God is there. Everyday we have an opportunity to notice and acknowledge, and see and rejoice. Even when the world is crazy around me, I can still make the choice to see God.
Matthew 5:8 says, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."
It doesn't say, "blessed is the perfect person."
It doesn't say, "blessed is the woman who has perfect Biblical knowledge."
It doesn't say, "blessed is the one who never misplaces library books."
It doesn't say, "blessed is the mom who never messes up with her kids."
Nope. It says blessed is that woman whose heart is pure. In other words, "blessed is that woman who lives in expectation of seeing God- who looks for and acknowledges Him- whose greatest desire is to see God--- for she certainly will."
So whether your scenery today consists of beautiful mountains or mountains of laundry – look for Him – make the choice to acknowledge Him. Choose to see Him, and then you will.
Dear Lord, help me to pause today and make the choice to see You, acknowledge You, thank You, and represent You well. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst
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In your journal, write about God’s obvious presence in your life right now. Yes, it is so easy to see and focus on the bad stuff. But there’s plenty of good too. So, let’s make the choice to acknowledge and be thankful for the good today.
I look up and this is what I see…________________
I look left and this is what I see…___________________
I look right and this is what I see…____________________
I look down and this is what I see…____________________
I choose thankfulness over grumbling and I will see You Lord.
Psalm 84:12, “O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” (NIV)
John 10:10, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (NLT)
Proverbs 3:6, “Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” (NLT)
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