Road signs provide the protection needed for us to travel as reasonably and safely as possible. At least when we pay attention and follow the instructions that is.
Stop signs in particular, are crucial as they usually signal a potential danger that if not heeded could mean immediate harm.
Unfortunately, there is poorly designed intersection located in my neighborhood.
The stop sign is placed so far back that in order for you to see clearly when making a left or right turn, you must drive past the stop sign.
Those familiar with this intersection have knowledge of its dangers and understand what is required to safely transition.
However, those that are not generally find themselves in near miss situations.
I began to think, does God provide warnings for the purpose of providing safe passageways in our lives?
Does God provide warnings of dangers that lie ahead?
The answer is, yes He does.
And according to 1 Samuel 19: 2,3 He sometimes uses people.
Saul called his son Jonathan together with his servants and ordered them to kill David. But because Jonathan treasured David, 2 he went and warned him: "My father is looking for a way to kill you. Here's what you are to do. Tomorrow morning, hide and stay hidden. 3 I'll go out with my father into the field where you are hiding. I'll talk about you with my father and we'll see what he says. Then I'll report back to you."
1 Samuel 19: 2,3
David was about to be killed at the command of Saul. Fortunately for David, Jonathan decided to share with David what his father was about to do.
David heeded and his life was spared.
Several vital activities had to occur for this to happen.
First, Jonathan had to care enough and be willing to share with David what he was privy to.
Secondly, David had to be willing to believe and trust what Jonathan had shared and follow his instructions.
Without both, tragedy would have most definitely occurred.
Although possibly not to this extreme, God still uses others to warn us of danger. He has given some the ability to care enough and just the right amount of clarity, insight. And the boldness to speak up.
One should not be so quick in dismissing these warnings. Instead, through prayer, ask God if He is using this person as a possible human stop sign, providing valuable instructions for divine guidance and protection.
Sonja enjoys spending time with her ever-growing family, reading, playing with her dog or simply enjoying time alone doing absolutely nothing.
Sonja lives with her husband Ivan, in Laurel, Maryland where she is active in their local church.
To see more of her writing, please visit: http://dailymomentofthought.blogspot.com
For information concerning speaking engagements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit my blog at;
Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by Sonja Burketh
Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program.
Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer