"Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, While our vineyards are in blossom."1
Today in the Word shared how "researchers who had made repeated dives to the wreckage of the Titanic challenged the accepted theory that an iceberg tore a 300-foot gash in the side of the ship. The ship's bow is mired in mud, but the team 'looked' at the hull using sound waves. They concluded that the damage is 'astonishingly small,' just six small gashes along the starboard hull. Unfortunately, the openings were made at the worst possible place, along six watertight holds."
Little things can do great damage: a little lie here, a little cheating there, a little stealing, a little gossip, and/or a little unresolved conflictólike a little gash in a mighty shipócan open a floodgate of damage somewhere down the track.
Any holes in your life? Any in mine? Let's not neglect them. Let's get smart and, with God's help, take care of them todayóbefore they sink us.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to see the 'little' things in my life that, if I fail to resolve them now, they may 'burn out of control' farther down the line. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
1. Song of Solomon 2:15 (NASB).