Alarms are helpful even if they’re disturbing. Alarms tell us: it’s time to get up, there’s a fire, someone is trying to break into our car & lots more. Alarms alert us to something amiss & wake us from foggy & hazy living.
Sometimes, however, we might resent alarms. We might resent an alarming doctors report that tells us to change our eating or exercise habits. We might resent the red light alarm in the car about a low oil problem & lots of other examples. And there are other alarms that we probably don’t like, even though we need them.
I find that God uses alarms in my life:
to get my attention
to help me get moving in more healthy directions
to make choices with more wisdom
Don’t be unsettled by alarms, let them be helpful motivators for good adjustments & tweaks ,)
I was reading this morning about how Moses was up on Sinai & how he went into the cloud with God’s presence. I thought this was interesting because I remember how when I was on my honeymoon how we visited a semi-mountain in Seattle that was all fogged in. I remember really well how bizarre it felt to be thoroughly inundated by this cloud. I couldn’t tell if anyone was around me on this mountain & then i heard voices through the cloud that seemed to be just inches away. It was an amazing experience.
Here’s my point: sometimes I think we can miss out on some really amazing experiences w God because we are afraid of the unknown. Moses walked into the cloud & what an incredible relationship was developed between God & him. Maybe Moses was scared of the unknown or maybe not. Whatever the case, Moses had a relationship w God that was nothing short of fantastic & part of that relationship came because he walked into the unknown 🙂