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!

Daily Devotional – 7/8/13 “Didn’t you see the warnings?”

Yea, you know you did but you went anyway. You know you saw the warning signs blinking over that man or woman’s head but you went in head first and now you have the audacity to be mad at God when He wasn’t the one to make you go. You know you saw the warning signs in that car, when the check engine light stayed on, yet you signed your name anyway and now you’re still without a ride and the car is in the driveway. You know you felt the signs of your health failing and you ignored them too until you ended up on your back in somebody’s hospital bed and who’s to blame? Why are you ignoring the signs when you asked God for them, didn’t you? You ask God to show you if that church is where you need to be, when you know you aren’t getting fed spiritually, but you still stay. You ask God to show you if you should be marrying him or her and even after you’ve caught them cheating, you still walk down the aisle to recite the vows of “til death do us part” when you know it won’t be death but cheating yet you still go. God keeps showing you the warning signs about that job you’re on, however you keep walking pass them until the doors are closed and you’re unemployed when you should have been looking for another one. Why are you ignoring the signs? Would you drive down a street that has been closed? Would you walk over a bridge that has “closed for repair” sign? Would you drive a car that has “no brakes” warning attached? Then why are you attaching yourself to a man who is known as an abuser? Why are you chasing a woman who is known to sleep around? Why are you buying a car from someone who is known to sell lemons? Why are you constantly giving your heart to a person who didn’t care for it the first 3 times? Why are you still hanging on to a marriage that has been over? Why are you still ignoring the warnings? Before you go to sleep, don’t you get sleepy? Before the backstabbing, didn’t you see the signs of your so-called friend changing? Before you fall, didn’t you feel your legs getting weak? Before a storm, don’t God sends the clouds? Before a flood, doesn’t it first have to rain? Before night comes, doesn’t God send the day light? Before a heart attack, haven’t you been made aware of the signs? Then why ignore them when Matthew 6:22 says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light?” Open your ears to hear and your eyes to see because they’ll never fail you when it comes to the warning signs. How do I know? Proverbs 20:12 says, “Ears to hear and eyes to see–both are gifts from the LORD,” and He hasn’t made anything to fail. Don’t ignore the warnings!