Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Blessed are the PURE in HEART, For THEY will SEE GOD

Hi Friends~

Today's post is from Paul Thigpen.  It appeared in the Nov./Dec. 2003, Discipleship Journal.  It is such a wonderful piece of writing.  I will be sharing parts and pieces of this article with you today...and part next Tuesday.  (You may want to sign up to receive an email notice when there is a blog post.  It is on the top of the right hand side of the blog. No one can see your address...not even me.)

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"My 5 year-old, Lydia, had been in bed an hour when I passed by the half-open door of her darkened room.  She was weeping uncontrollably.  Honey, what's wrong?"  I asked, sitting on the edge of her bed and gently taking her hand.  "Did you have a bad dream?"  Lydia tried to respond, but tears choked her words. I stroked her hair to soothe her.

After a moment, she cried in little-girl anguish, "Oh, Daddy!  I--I just want to see God!"

Her words startled me.  Now it was my turn to weep.  I drew her close and said, "Darling, do you know why you want to see God so much?  Because that's the reason He made you.  You were created to see God.  And if you love Him with all your heart, one day you will see God face to face.  That's His promise."

Theologians over the centuries have carefully reasoned out that in our heart of hearts, we long above all things to see God face to face.

"Beloved, we are God's children now;
it does not yet appear what we shall be,
 but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him,
for we shall see Him as He is." 
(1 Jn. 3:2)

God longs for our view of him to grow wider and clearer and brighter, so that the "glass" through which we see "darkly" at last gives way to our encounter with Him "face to face" (1 Corinthians 13:12)  To see Him is to know Him, and to know Him is to love Him."


 I am going to stop sharing the article now.  There is a huge storm moving in and I don't want my computer to get zapped.  There is a lot to think about here, and the rest will be shared on Tuesday...so please join us then.
How do you spend time with Him to get to know Him better?  How about telling us in the comment section?  It could be one word, a Scripture, or a whole paragraph or more.  It is a great way to share with fellow Believers and explain things to those who do not know the Lord as of now.  And, your comment, if left before Midnight on Wednesday, will put you in the running to win the He IS Able Card Sets.  All good reasons to leave a comment...besides we love to read your thoughts.  

Praise Days...for a Week!

I am learning so much from the Beatitudes and hope you are also.  I hope that it is making your heart swell with love for the Lord.  I have such gratitude to Him for providing us with His Word, and His teachings.  Let's make this next week full of...Praise Days! If you have something to thank Him for...share it in the comment section...offer your Praise to Him...through the blog.  Make sense?  Email me if you have any questions or if you have anything you would like to share about this blog.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather


  1. Hi Everyone~

    I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with 13 years of a wonderful marriage as of tomorrow. And, He knows the desire of my heart to have my husband and my son Saved.

    I am so grateful that today, I feel great! I haven't really been able to say that in 15 years, I don't think. I am just very tired, and I can deal with that!

    Thank you, Jesus for answering our prayers and having more and more people from all around the world, especially the countries where Christianity is not practiced come visit this blog where they are learning more and more about You. Thank You for the opportunity to serve You through this blog.

    Thank You for opening my eyes to see the Truth in You and for helping me have the courage to share with others through this blog. Thank you for the women who walk with me in praying for our guests, and who have befriended me and shared You with me along the way. Lord Jesus, I pray all of these things in Your Holy Name. Amen.

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

    1. Happy Anniversary Traci!!!

      Love, Caterina

    2. Thank you, Caterina! It was a wonderful day...and Dave and I feel like every day is our anniversary. We are blessed! Thanks again, Caterina.

      He IS Able!
      Traci S.

  2. God is able! I'm so happy you had a good day. We don't realize how much we take for granted with our health.
    Your faithfulness to keep going even in your weakness is a true testimony to others.

    Happy Anniversary to you & your darling husband!!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Karen! I try to do what is before me. Sometimes I can, and sometimes I just can't. I try to follow Joseph's lesson. No matter what place he stood in life...He did the job as thoroughly as possible, and did it to serve the Lord God.

      I look at this blog as my way to Serve God. Same as anyone who leaves a comment, shares a Testimony, prays for others or so many other ways. You are such an encourager...thank you!

      He IS Able!
      Traci S.


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