Eclipse of the heart

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Mat. 5:8

Pure hearts have pure motives. Like the shadow of the moon blocks the sun in an eclipse, what we want, what we think God wants, and what we want God to want often eclipses our ability to fully see the Light of the world as He truly is. When our motives are fearful or selfish it is difficult to approach our relationships, our tasks, or even our prayers with pure hearts. We only see God around the edges of the shadow our motives impose.

Lord, help me be honest with myself about my motives. Give me a pure heart.