Purposeful Purity

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Purposeful Purity

What is it to be 'pure in heart'? To be clean. Made new. Free from sin, depravity, contamination. For every thought, word and deed to be worthy of the gospel. What is the purpose? To see God! To stand before him as his loved child, joyful in the knowledge that he has completed a great work in you. So, with this vaguely ridiculous alliterated title, I want to blog in a way that worships God, encourages my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and keeps myself to account in the knowledge of what God has done for me through his son, Jesus Christ. Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Thoughts for my Father
Jan 06 2014, 21:40
Then stop looking here, for I have moved on.

Sometimes I write stuff and it ends up on 'Threads', 'a collective of Christians from all walks of life'.
Check it out at www.threadsuk.com.

Article links:
'Testimony of a failed agnostic' (a repeat of a post already on here - cheeky)
'God: He who must not be named'
'10 Places to look for God this year'

If you're reading this a little ways down the line...

Thoughts for my Father
Oct 12 2013, 18:37
The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that it's been months since I last wrote.
I think sometimes blogs come to a natural close - and perhaps this one has. I began it over 4 years ago - with completely different aims as to what I wanted it to be - and it's evolved pretty naturally, but I'm not sure it can go much further. On the other hand, I didn't want to leave my last few posts on...

Thoughts for my Father
Jun 02 2013, 13:19
Sorry I haven't written for a while, haven't been up to it. For now, here's a wonderful hymn that expresses more than I can say.

Twixt gleams of joy and clouds of doubt
Our feelings come and go;
Our best estate is tossed about
In ceaseless ebb and flow.
No mood of feeling, form of thought
Is constant for a day;
But thou, 0 Lord, thou changest not:
The same thou art alway.
I grasp thy strength, make it...

Thoughts for my Father
Apr 16 2013, 10:43
I know, I know, I'm not posting my own stuff. But I haven't written anything better/more pertinent than this, so you should follow this link.

Nate Pyle writes on 'Confronting the lie: God won't give you more than you can handle'.

Thoughts for my Father
Apr 10 2013, 10:08
Once again, I'm only sharing things others have written. I seem to be experiencing extended writer's block currently - my apologies. However, these are really good things.

1. In response to the suicide of Rick Warren's son - An article from Premier's Mind and Soul site.

2. An interview with a young man training to be a Roman Catholic priest - discussing the choice of celibacy.