“Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming.” Song Of songs 2:15
What we believe in our hearts has the power to give us life or kill us.
One of the most deadly poisoning whispers that can take root in our hearts is “things will never change! ”
This lie traps our heart into the captivity of our circumstances. It imprisons us into the oppression of the moment. It kills hope, slays faith and delays all our expectations. We start to accept our captivity and distress as the normal.
It is believing this lie when we begin to doubt the goodness of God.
For the promise of God is that he will make all things new and that his glory will be made manifest in us.
It is here in the garden of our heart that we must keep out the lie. We must catch it before it destroys the harvest. We must release ourselves from its condemnation. For it is in the heart that condemnation runs riot and destroys the harvest.
And how do we catch the little foxes of condemnation?
We believe the truth of all we are now in Christ. We believe the truth of our right standing in Christ. We acknowledge the finished work of Christ alive in us. And we release our hearts by acknowledging all good things we have received in Christ.
For the promise is that God never leaves us or forsakes us and that if our heart drifts he still stays faithful to his promises to us.
The truth is that God delights and desires us and that he loves us with an everlasting love.