In the book of Hosea, where my heart has been resting lately, I have been feeling convicted that I am much like the "adulterous wife" that is described throughout the book. And...to be honest, a spirit of prostitution has taken over my heart at times. When I say that I mean that things have taken my heart from the Lord time and time again in my walk with Him. Sure, I may not have completely walked away from Him, but I have often believed that things I pursue will provide me with what I need! God says in Hosea "she will chase, but not catch, she will look, but not find" and I went...DING DING DING....got it Lord! This isn't a new revelation, but it just really sunk in, convicted me, dug a knife into my sin, and began to lovingly cut it away!! I have realized that I have often given my heart to silly things; allowing facebook and twitter updates to consume my thoughts, searching for affirmation from others intead of MY FATHER, worrying about what people think of me...whether I said something right or wrong, obsessing over what to wear...oh, for goodness sakes! These are sneaky little ways that the enemy pulls my thoughts (my heart) from THE ONE who loves me tenderley, pursues me constantly, and who sees me as His beautiful bride.
He says "I will betroth you to me forever Sunny, I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord! YES!..and He kills the spirit of prostitution that lurks around the corner waiting to attack again, and washes me white as snow!
Tell me, what are some things that steal your heart, where the spirit of prostitution sneaks in to destract you?