Put yourself in the place of Peter. Imagine how he felt when he so wanted to give his whole heart, and yet his heart betrayed him with feelings he did not know.
In the best of times and the worst of times, we are made more aware of the truth in our heart . . .
The pressure reveals!
“As in water face reflects face, so a man’s heart reveals the man.” Proverbs 27:19 NKJV
Therefore, tend to your heart, always. Be ready in season and out; for you know not what may come.
Are you ready to give answer for what may be revealed–what is in your heart?
You are the keeper of your soul. *see note below.
Peter was surprised, but I already knew. (Matthew 26:33-35, 69:75)
You see, I don’t reveal to embarrass or shame you, but that you may know–just what it is that needs to go. Don’t wait for Me to show you the truth, as did Peter.
Fill your heart with Truth, to reveal the truth–
What needs to be?
What needs to leave?
Serve Me with your whole heart!
*(Freely attend to your soul as you would a garden, removing the weeds, tending the fruit. Each heart and soul must be tended, as unto Jesus; the “Overseer” of each soul surrendered unto Him.) (I Peter 2:25) *Note added to amplify.
“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:20-27 NKJV
“‘Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream, beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.'” Luke 6:46-49 NKJV
“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Matthew 22:37-39
“Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.” Song of Solomon 2:15 NKJV