Daily Devotional – 7/8/15 “Don’t ignore the warnings!”

Usually there is a warning before things happen. Before your battery goes dead, you get a warning; battery low. Before you run out of gas, you get a warning; a low gas light or there is these many miles left before empty. When it’s time for an oil change, there is a warning. On these new model cars, they even tell you when your tire pressure is low. Your body gives you signs of a heart attack, sometimes. There are sometimes warning signs before sickness. Doctors advocate checking for lumps for breast cancer, screenings for diabetes and heart disease and such. A woman’s body gives her a warning that she is about to go into labor. My point is … there are, at times, warnings given yet we choose to ignore them. God even gives warnings but they too are overlooked, ignored or dismissed. Yea, you felt that tugging in your spirit before you signed your name on the dotted line for the car but you did it anyway and now you’re spending more money than it’s worth. Yea, you were hesitant about going there and you had a right mind to turn around but you went anyway and it was a huge mistake. Yea, you saw the flashing warning sign all around him or her but the loving was good and now you feel like you’ve been cursed.

Why do we ignore the warnings? We can be watching the news and see the warning of a storm and still don’t believe it until we are caught in the middle of it. And it’s the same way spiritually. God can flash the warning before us and we act as if it’s a joke until we are lying flat on our back crying out! Shouldn’t a warning be enough? Would you continue to drive down a lane after the warning has told you that it’s going to end? Would you walk over a frozen lake that has a warning sign of possible cracks? Would you drive a car with a warning flashing of no brakes? Then why are you still ignoring God’s signs? Isn’t He warning you that you need to have your butt at church when He allowed you to be off on Sundays? Didn’t He giving you a warning to get your house together when the enemy came knocking but didn’t get in? Didn’t you get the warning when that sickness could have been worse? Didn’t He send the warning about those so-called friends before they stabbed you in the back? Why are we quick to ignore them when God has given us the means to see and hear them? Proverbs 20:12 says, “Ears to hear and eyes to see–both are gifts from the LORD.” All we have to do is open our eyes and ears and close our mouth! God didn’t make us to fail but He will allow us to go through some things for our benefit. Some things we go through can be avoided, if we pay attention to the warning signs! Don’t ignore the warnings!

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