I woke up this morning with the thoughts of a new month beginning tomorrow. Another month has passed by me and I felt in my spirit God asking me “how is your heart?” and within that one simple question it encompasses a long list of questions about my life.
I am mature enough to know that there are different seasons in our walk with the Lord, there are highs and lows, valley’s and mountain tops. But that will never be a reason for a man’s heart to be stronger or weaker when it comes to his relationship with the Father, spouse, family, friends, work-place and well just being a stable mature God loving man in this world with a heart for God, a heart of Love for people.
So I spent a few hours early this morning reflecting on my life…my heart….my emotions. I found myself seeing how things are changing ever so slowly within my heart, you know little things, like anger, jealousy, envy, pride etc…..nothing really big but little things that if not captured become BIG and become who you are. I am very thankful for the question He asked me this morning.
In Song of Songs 2:15 the maiden cries out to Jesus “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes” Foxes are cunning animals that will destroy a vineyard under cover of the night. They are not bold strong lions that attack during the day. They are small, fast, and crafty and are hard to catch.
The “little foxes” in the vineyard of our heart speak of our small compromises that include fear, sinful thoughts, attitudes, words, and the small yet continual misuse of time and money. (This is not referring to “defiance of the Word”)
So for me this month of July is to catch the little foxes in my vineyard…..
Man God has a way of humbling us…..helping us see who we really are compared to who we think we are. As for me I am NOTHING without Him….I need Him every minute of every day of my life….
Time to go HUNTING