Have you thought much about the word perfect. I have always wanted to be perfect, to be pure-hearted, but I fail. And I feel guilty when I fail.
Several years ago I had a Sunday School for ladies. One Sunday I was working hard teaching. I’d write on the board and then talk about certain words in the text and how that applied to our lives. After I finished, I prayed and dismissed the class, a lady came up to me and told me the dres I had on was unbuttoned in the back. It was a dress that had covered buttons. Right in the middle, I missed two of them so that every time I turned around to write on the board, they could see my back.
That was not fun, in fact, I was horrified that they might be thinking of the bra I had on instead of the lesson I was trying to teach This kind lady fastened the buttons so I was no longer immodest for the entire church. The only thing I could be thankful for is that the class was full of ladies.
I did not want to distract but to draw women closer to God. How can we be pure-hearted? God calls us to be holy as he is holy. That’s a tall order. We want to do right and do it with the right attitude and the right motives.
How can we do that?
Kathy Collard Miller shares secrets from her new book, Pure-Hearted
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