Beware of the Little Foxes in Your Life
While I was mixing the ingredients to make some baked goods, the Lord showed me something; He showed me that in the same way the dough gets ruined when I add less liquid than necessary or add too much liquid to the mixture, the same thing happens in our lives as Christians. If we allow our spiritual life to become unbalanced by not doing what we have to do, by allowing access to those little foxes who only want to drag us into sin, sooner or later, our spiritual life will be affected and may even dry up.
As the Word says in Galatians 5:9, "A little leaven leavens the whole lump" or Song 2:15, "catch the foxes, those little foxes that spoil our vineyards, our vineyards in bloom." Sometimes we think that since we are tired today, we do not pray; we say it is only once. And that time turns into days and days into weeks, and you don't even remember when was the last time you had intimate time with God. Another example: You don't want to go to work, and you decide to call and say you're sick, and you think to yourself, that lie doesn't hurt anyone. That "little lie" opens the door to countless lies because sooner or later, the lies are discovered, and in order not to be discovered, you keep lying when you come to see you are entrapped in your entanglement.
We must always be alert and aware that sin is sin, and there are no levels, as sinful is the one who lies like the one who commits adultery. We must be careful not to let ourselves be contaminated, be firm and prepared, and be able to combat the incendiary darts of the enemy. We must cover ourselves with the armor of God every day and ensure that our actions do not open doors for the enemy to enter our lives to kill, steal and destroy. Do not make room for the lie of the enemy about our lives.
What are those little foxes that steal your life? Things like revenge (Judges 15:4-8), disrespect, spiritual neglect, false prophecies (Ezekiel13:3-7), fear, gossip, there are also lies, vanity, greed, envy, and bad thoughts, among others. We must be clear that sin does not begin with much; it starts with little. A clear example of this is our thoughts. Every action commences with a thought. Just as sneaking little foxes damage vineyards, our thoughts and reactions can come suddenly, out of nowhere, and damage our hearts and minds. Anger and rage are evidence of how our thoughts can quickly escalate from a simple idea to incorrect and even deadly action. The key is to stay awake and alert so that we can detect and handle them in time. So we can rebuke any bad thought and put it captive obedient to God. "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5
Let us allow ourselves to be flooded with new life in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 4:17-32) Let's get those little foxes out of the vineyard of our life.