The gates of heaven—picture them in your faith-filled imagination. The heaven you hope to enter after death has its gate here on earth.
Heaven can be now! Enter into that heavenly space at this moment. The Psalm does give you some prerequisites— “clean hands and a pure heart.” Come empty-handed and empty-hearted into the presence of the Lord who will fill your hands with spirit-riches, and your heart with spirit-love. Keep the focus upon the majesty of the Lord this Pentecost season.
Jesus’ hands and heart were opened for you on the cross and are open now as your resurrection-refuge in the Spirit. Be aware of the majesty of God today as you open the door of your heart to God.
What are these?
All the earth belongs to You. v. 1
With clean hands and a pure heart v. 4
Lifting my soul to the truth v. 4
You coming into my heart v. 7
This is the third of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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