Many people struggle with allergies. Allergies tend to flare up when dust and pollen in the air make it difficult to catch your breath. You can’t breathe properly because of all the stuff in the air. Your nose gets stuffed up, your eyes get runny, and your head feels congested. It isn’t any fun. These symptoms arise because the air you’ve inhaled has been contaminated by allergens. 
 
Those who struggle with allergies look forward to days when the air is clearer and cleaner. They are glad when a fresh rain clears the skies so that the allergens can no longer make them feel so miserable. 
 
When it comes to the air we breathe, purity is what we are looking for.
 
When it comes to the air we breathe, purity is what we are looking for.
 
And purity is what God is looking for in the character of His people. As Jesus says in the sermon on the mount, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”
 
God desires that our hearts be free from pollutants, irritants and impurities.
 
God desires that our hearts be free from pollutants, irritants and impurities. He seeks followers whose hearts are unmixed, undivided and undiluted in their love for Him. And when He finds a follower who fits that design, He delivers a unique blessing in that He reveals Himself to them on a whole other level. 
 
If you are not seeing God at work in your life it might be because your spiritual system is contaminated with the pollutants of our culture. In order to see God up close and personal, keep your heart pure and undefiled. Love Him with everything inside of you.
 
Check out more from Dr. Tony Evans @tonyevans.org

About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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