Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DAILY you hear the alarm? gotta love them or hate them! When my alarm goes off before I'd like it to, it can really become annoying. It doesn't matter how many times I hit snooze, that "beep beep beep" keeps irritating me until I finally do something about It! (Get up or unplug it!)

Here’s what I’ve discovered about alarms: the effectiveness of any alarm depends on how much we don’t want to hear it. In other words, until our desire to not hear the alarm outweighs our des...ire to keep sleeping—we simply will not wake up.

Likewise, a sudden awakening will take place when God finally gets our attention. The alarm sounds, and this time we hear it. We immediately become aware of our present circumstances and the reality that something must change.

The Prodigal Son experienced this in Luke 15. After taking his inheritance money from his father, wasting it and reduced to feeding pigs, the Bible tells us the son, “came to his senses …”

At this point the son sat straight up and suddenly realized what his life had become. When he ran away, he’d never thought his journey would have that ending. But now life had his attention, and he knew things had to change. He heard the alarm sounding.

Have you ever had a moment like this? The Holy Spirit opens your eyes, and you see something that you had somehow missed before. You have a startling realization that something has to change, you realize that you can no longer do things in your own strength. This is your alarm sounding.

The question is: what will you do about it...Will you wake up or will you ignore the beeping that God is stirring within you?

Don't hit the snooze button on God; wake up and receive all that He has for you today!

1 comment:

Denise said...

love you my friend.