A thought by Kyle Idleman (2014-03-01) from his book, AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything (p. 41). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Here is the completed thought by Kyle. He says, “Another alarm for us is sometimes a sampling of future consequences. Sometimes God will give us a taste of the coming consequences of current actions— like a parking-lot fender bender that may save us from a five-car interstate pileup later, or a bounced check that will keep us from uncontrollable debt down the road. God will allow us to experience a sampling of what we can expect if we don’t wake up.”
Oh if we would cultivate our relationship with God and we would listen, really listen to the alarms he gives to us to protect us, to wake us up. If we really understood how much he loves us.
Kyle continues, “A lot of us can mistake this alarm as a coincidental inconvenience. If the sampling of consequence isn’t big enough or painful enough to get our attention, we often miss it. But as you look back on your life, I’m betting you could point out some times when God was trying to get your attention.”
He really does loves us and he wants to guide us through life and protect us.
So how sensitive are you to his alarms?