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01.13.2019 - Alert
As my phone buzzed on the nightstand, I wondered if it was a text or an alert. I read an alert that said "Breaking News, Germany Bus Crash: 18 people killed in fiery collision". As I thought, "Not a text, just another alert" I realized how unimportant the lives of other people have become. In that moment, a text to me personally was more important than the lives of 18 other people. This is wrong, plain and simple.

The Holy Spirit began to speak to my spirit and He reminded me that Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. The death and destruction that we read about every day and dismiss so easily are his doing. Satan is at work and he is in our face about it. He seeks to steal, kill, and destroy, and the more we look the other way, the easier it becomes. He wants the value of life to be trivialized. We are being deceived.

Think about any "action" movie that comes to mind. People die. Not of natural causes, but from gruesome torture or just because they are in the way.

God sent His Son so that we may have life and have it more abundantly; John 10:10 (AMP) "The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]."

God is at work but has nothing to prove and is not looking for notoriety. He wants us to glorify His name and alert those around us of His good works. I don't think the media is going to be much help. I sure wish I got alerts every time someone was saved or healed or delivered. When the Holy Spirit moves and miracles happen, where is that alert???

Also, we must tell others about Jesus. I'm not saying that this is easy. It may be a sacrifice and it may be uncomfortable, but this could mean the difference between eternal life and eternal death for someone. We must alert those around us that God loves them and that eternal life is available to them.

Also, we must cherish life. I am repenting for being so callous when lives are lost and committing to praying for their families when I get these types of alerts in the future.

Cherish life and be alert!