Let Us Approach with a True Heart
“What are you giving up for Lent?” Our granddaughter went around the room and asked everyone the same question. When she got to me, I replied “Nothing.” She asked me how come I was not giving up anything for Lent. I told her that I try each day to strive to be holy and right with God. I do not claim to be perfect, but I am striving for perfection. I tried to tell her that I am striving for a genuine faith, a faith that is in a continual process to be better and right with what God expects of each.
The Apostle Paul speaks of approaching God with a “True heart.” To me, a “True heart” means having the right attitude and right spirit to approach God. Thank you for reading this blog post and I hope you will share this writing with someone you know.
Hebrews 10: 22 let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water
Questions for Reflection:
- What do you think is the appropriate attitude to approach God?
- What does it mean to have a “True Heart”?
- How can a person prevent “An evil conscience”?
Lord, I want to approach you in a way that you deem most appropriate. Clean my mind that my thoughts might be pure. Sprinkle my heart that I might strive toward the fresh stream of your righteousness. Train my hands that I might work for good and not for evil. Bless me. Strengthen me. Keep me always with a true heart and mind. Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior I pray. Amen.
Written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III
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 The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Heb 10:22). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.