12-12-12 and a Pure Heart

Isn’t this the most exciting day? 12-12-12! Never again will there be a 12-12-12 in my lifetime; not in yours either.

There is a lot of 12-12-12 activity going on today. To me the most amazing is prayer gatherings. Just Google 12-12-12 and see some of the many events.

Before I even realized this unique date, I decided to write about a pure heart. What better thing to be concerned about on 12-12-12 and every day of the year, every year. My question: How’s your heart doing?

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I recently had a complete check-up done on my heart. I’m talking about the physical heart. The report was positive. I have a good-functioning heart! That’s good news, but that heart will only keep working a few decades more, if I should reach 100, a number my dad i shooting for. He’s just got eight more to go!

The inner heart, the soul, is the important one. How’s that heart doing? I heard a very good message about the heart —a pure heart— when I visited Citykyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden.

Matthew 5_8

How do you know you have a pure heart? When you see God!

Psalm 24:4-6
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.
He will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God his Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious
will have the king for his friend.

Psalm 73:1
Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.

With a pure heart you can see God, but also people can see God.

Do people see God in You?

Hebews 12:14
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

If your heart is not pure and holy, not only will you not see God but people around you will not see him, either.

Only in the pure in heart can the world see Jesus.

Let our prayer for today—12-12-12—be:

Create in me a pure heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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