Posted by: peebles | June 5, 2013

Song of Solomon 1:6 (KJV) They made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Is it possible, that you can become so caught up in doing things for other people, that you neglect to look after your own life? Let me bring this closer to home, can you become so caught up in looking after others, that your relationship with God, your relationship with your own family suffers from neglect? The Bible says in Song of Solomon 1:6 (KJV) They have made me the keeper of vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

If your ‘vineyard’ is not kept, if it is not nurtured, soaked daily in prayer, nourished daily with sweet communion with your heavenly Father, then what have you got to give from your little time spent with God to minister to others? What is there to impart, to pass on, to build up and bless others with, if your own vineyard is neglected? First maintain ‘your vineyard’ and spend time attending to your relationship with the Lord, spend time with your own family, feeding them, covering and blessing them, then out of your fruitful vine you will have something powerful from the LORD to minister to others.

My friend, if you are ever placed in a position of responsibility, and one of trust, to be a keeper of vineyards, then first tend to your own relationship with the Lord, then you will have the fruit from it, to share with others. From there you will not only see fruit in your own ministry, but also see fruit in others grow and flourish for the Kingdom of God.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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