Snow is something that captivates me. I could stare at a snowy field all day. I could fully enjoy staring at the sky gently falling in white flakes. Perfection. It is such a simple and beautiful reminder of the grace of God in our lives. We are constant screw-ups. We fail often. More than anything, we rarely live a consistently pure life.
What is pure? What does it mean to live in purity? I feel like this is a subject God has brought back to me as something that needs to be priority. Being pure means there is an absence of adulterants, contaminants; to be clean. I am not sure about you, but am not pure. At least not perfectly pure. I struggle with attitude, behaviors, thoughts, and so many other things that hinder me from being pure in the perfect sense. Yet in spite of the impurities of our lives, God chose to love us. He chose to give us another opportunity. We will probably fail again. And again.
Rather than dwelling in our mistakes or failures, rather than being broken hearted about what you may have done wrong, or where you have compromised… there is grace. It is much like snow. Snow blankets the ground. Everything is white. Its a beautiful parallel to the love of God because we are pure through his love, his grace. It is as if that Love wipes away everything, giving us a clean slate. To love him more. To try harder. To be pure.
With every snow fall I am reminded of the second chance [and third and fourth and so on] that my God graciously gives me. It is not an opportunity to negate that grace, but to start over knowing God loves me for me. His love is here. His love is now. For you. For me. Like the snow, its fresh and beautiful. You can be pure, in spite of whatever your past may be colored with.
“Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit with in me.” Psalm 51:7,10 ESV
2 thoughts on “White heart.”
I was trying to find people who have the same interests as myself – none of my friends blog and this post caught my eye. It’s exactly what I have been struggling with, accepting the fact that there is grace for me. That I could actually be forgiven before I’ve ever done anything.
This post was very inspirational to me, and I just wanted to let you know how badly I needed to hear something like this (or read, rather). I feel like the Lord has truly used this to His advantage!
Have a blessed day!
I am glad that you liked this post. Continue to let God speak to you and never think your past keeps you from God’s grace and love. Those are lies that are not from God. His love knows no bounds. I blog often so feel free to check out other posts. Hope they minister to you as well.