Daily Devotional – 4/7/17 “False Alarm!”

One morning, early like 2:30, the smoke alarms starting going off in the house. We jump up to look for fire and there wasn’t one. It was a false alarm. Some of you are having false alarms that are causing you to jump up out of your sleep. They have you looking at things and people differently because you can’t shake this feeling you get. You have a peculiar sense of something yet you can’t explain it. It is a false alarm and it is going off around you yet you’re not in any danger. Could it be a warning before destruction? Could it be God stopping you in your tracks before you step into enemy territory? Could it be the false alarm to wake you up before you sleep with lust? Could it? I mean, God tried to tell you but you wouldn’t listen. So He allowed the ‘almost’ accident to shake you. He let the bullets pierce your neighbor’s house and it missed yours. Death came knocking but he left empty handed. It was a false alarm. You almost got sentenced to some real jail time. Your ministry looked like it was about to fail. Your marriage was almost over. It was a false alarm. You almost lost everything. You almost gave up. You almost jumped. You almost swallowed those pills. It was a false alarm.

Are you woke now? Are you listening now? Sometimes we miss the warnings and the signs. Sometimes we feel imminent danger but we press on, thinking we can handle it. We see the signs saying, ‘detour,’ ‘turn here,’ yet we keep going only to get to a sign that says, “Road closed.” Now, we have to turn around. But this time, you have to go back through everything you went through (going the wrong way) just to get back to the right road (the right way). Is it worth it, knowing you can’t get back the time you’ve lost? And do you know the times we ignore the signs the most? It’s when things are going good. Crazy, right? We ignore the signs, the false alarms because we are in a good space and don’t think anything bad can happen. Well beloved, here is your warning… Listen to the warnings and pay attention to the false alarms. God doesn’t warn us to punish us but He warns us to protect us.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

4 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 4/7/17 “False Alarm!”

  1. Pray for me to receive wisdom On Apr 7, 2017 7:01 PM, “Kisha’s Daily Devotional” wrote:

    > Lakisha J posted: “One morning, early like 2:30, the smoke alarms starting > going off in the house. We jump up to look for fire and there wasn’t one. > It was a false alarm. Some of you are having false alarms that are causing > you to jump up out of your sleep. They have you lo” >

  2. I thank God for you Lakisha. I was searching online and “accidentally ” came upon your devotional. I know the “accidentally ” was God ordained. Your devotionals are a blessing to me. You explain topics in a way that’s easy to relate to. God bless you and keep you.

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