Did you know how you can easily trap a monkey in the jungle? All it takes is a small container! You put some food in a flask that has a small hole at the top, just big enough for a monkey’s hand to get in. Then securely tie the jar to a tree or a post. When the monkey discovers the food, he will put his hand in the pot to get it, but when he makes a fist, his hand can no longer get out of the flask. Believe it or not, a monkey will fight ’till exhaustion, but it will never let go of the food! The monkey’s only hope is if he is a rescue.
Many times, when God begins the purifying process in our lives, we need to let go of things. We need to put at the foot of the cross. So often, we do not realize that the very things we are holding on to, are holding us in captivity!
Is God asking you to let go of things that have taken HIS place in your heart today?
“Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”(Jn.8:35,36)