What I am about to tell you is probably going to make you laugh. When I cook, the smoke detector goes off..just about every single time. 🙂 Even if I don’t actually burn anything, it still goes off. I can just open my oven and the heat or steam will set it off.
What does this have to do with God you say.. It has everything to do with Him! The Holy Spirit is like a smoke detector in some ways.
When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit lives in you. Like a smoke detector, He alarms you when you are doing wrong..and even when you may be in danger. Pretty neat huh?!
The power of the Holy Spirit is the source of our convictions..our “detector” or “alarm”.
That loud beep that goes off when I am cooking 🙂 can be very annoying sometimes. I sure am glad it works though!
When we are doing things that seem fun at the time, but yet we know is wrong, the Holy Spirit interrupts and gets us back on track..that is, if we pay attention to Him.
Being that my smoke detector goes off quite regularly, it really doesn’t alarm me. Same goes for wrong living..It is easy to tell yourself that it is okay to ignore what you know is right and keep doing what you want to do instead. Ignoring the tug, the conviction.
If you really know Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in you. You won’t be able to ignore His alarms forever. If you don’t have those convictions or alarms that come from a real relationship with Jesus, you may need to re-evaluate your relationship with Him.
Romans 8:9,10 ~ You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
Unlike my smoke detector, the convictions that come from really knowing Jesus, are not annoying. They are actually comforting and humbling. How about you? Do you find them comforting? How’s your detector working? Do you really know Him? I hope you do..but if you don’t, you aren’t reading this by accident. There is nothing that compares to really knowing Jesus!
Job 5:17 (NIV) ~ “Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.”
I have some older posts that relate to this: Do you really know HIM ? and Turn Around… HE is Right There. You can also follow me on Twitter @hgd1973 or subscribe to this blog.
UNTIL NEXT TIME! 🙂