Monday, December 01, 2008

Fun with the Security System

*Periodically I will post a blog that is from my women's ministry newsletter. Yes, they let me be in charge of that. God loves us all, no doubt. If He can use me, He can use anyone!*

We have a security system at our home. We have it for peace of mind, not for fear of our neighborhood or community. We didn't have one in our last home in Trussville, not that it was in the 'hood either, but I always wished we had one. Every time I heard a pop or a crack (or any random sound at all) in the middle of the night, I knew, KNEW that Jack the Ripper had found me and that I was as good as dead. Because of the fear that Jack would follow me to Winfield, we decided that we would put one in when we built this house.

I guess the security system gives me some false sense of security. After all, it's not always on, and if somebody really, really wanted to get in, an alarm probably wouldn't stop them. Not only that, but just today the alarm started going off, even though it wasn't even in the armed position. I called the alarm company to find out why it had gone off. They told me that it went off because it had "lost communication through the phone line for at least 30 seconds." Well, that makes my heart attack totally worth it.

Isn't it wonderful to know that we never lose our security with God? Communication with God is constant--if we let it be. God's watchful care is never turned off, and we can never get so far from Him that He can't protect us. His Spirit is continually with us and watching over us. There is no false sense of security with Him. It is real and unfailing.

Paul understood God's protection as he wrote in Romans 8:38-39, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." There is nothing that can take us out of God's hand or make Him stop loving us. We can be confident in this promise.

There is no security system on this earth that can protect us from every hurtful, harmful danger, even to the point of death. Bad things will happen to us in this life, no matter what kind of secure fortress we try to build around us. The key is to make sure that when evil does make its way into our safe havens, we are armed with God's Word to deliver us through the trials of life. If we rely on the grace and keeping power of God in our salvation, we are assured eternal security.

5 delightful comments:

Crimson Cowboy said...

That was a great story and a wonderful way to start my day. Thanks, sweet.

Temple said...

Wonderful post! And so, so, so true!

Valerie said...

Lianne thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you'll be back! Loved your post! So true too. We will turn our back on God before he ever will turn his on us.

About the taco ring mine has never got soggy in the middle. I make sure to flatten it out really good in the middle and when I wrap the crescent over I try to flatten it the best I can. I also use original crescent, none of the butter flavors or other flavors. I keep it in the oven until the middle is done, it's a little brown but it's not burnt and tastes great.

Have a great weekend and ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!

Valerie said...

Hey girl Roll Tide! Your so lucky my husband and I are not allowed in public places during an Alabama game. We do not know how to act. lol

Well not really but our friends and family don't like being around us. They say we are too intense. Come on, it's Alabama football!!!

Hope you guys have a great time!

Anna Lefler said...

Lovely post.

Occasionally, our alarm goes off for no apparent reason in the middle of the night. I am useless for about a week after that.

Other than that trauma, I find its presence comforting, in a nerve-wracking kind of way.

:^) Anna