We all like to live in a clean house, wear clean clothes, have our bodies clean and even look at the city and see that it’s clean. Trash and dirt bother too much; the environment becomes ugly, undesirable, smelly and disgusting. To avoid this scenario we do certain things every day, such as: we clean our house, wash our clothes, we take showers, and we don’t throw trash on floor of the city. We do everything we can to keep things clean and scented. To conclude, we do not allow anyone to dirty what we with so much care and effort leave a gleam.
These are the basic rules of hygiene. Everyone knows and everyone should do. When we see someone who does not do it, we think that she’s dirty lol. But what to do when it comes to the interior? How to keep the heart clean in the chaos we live in?
We see and experience so many injustices. We live with false people, there is ruin everywhere. Lies and deception take on frightening proportions, anyway, the world is immersed in evil and nobody is immune. However God wants us to keep our hearts clean. The evil is there but only enters into those who give him permission. He left a wonderful promise to those who have a clean heart:
“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
Have you ever imagined seeing God? Oh what day!
What you need to know, my friend is that to keep the heart clean is your responsibility! That's right, God will not cleanse your heart; you'll have to do it. But how? Rejecting evil, refusing to feed yourself of bad feelings, not allowing bitterness, hatred and revenge to take over you; chasing away malice, evil eyes and anything that may contaminate the purity of your heart, and consequently your faith.
Just like in your house, you throw away the trash every day to avoid bad smell, unwanted little animals and bacteria; you have to do the same with regards to your heart. It must be clean at all times, otherwise the dirt will make it stink and repulsive before God. How could He, a pure Being, dwell in the midst of filth? Impossible!
You cannot stop the evil that is in the world, but you can prevent it from entering and dwelling within you.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4.23
Have you faced difficulties and even unjust moments and ended up dirtying your heart? Are you willing to clean it? Be decided and leave your comment bellow.
Or have you ever faced this issue but overcame it? Share your comments as well.