Monday, November 10, 2008

Dutiful Alarm

I had a wonderful weekend. I went to a retreat for women to break their soul and spirit ties. We went to a Catholic Center for a day and a half. The center was incredible. But, the greatest things about it was a room that was build, just for one reason. To find God.

This room had a restriction. No talking. I went to check it out and as soon as I opened the door, I experienced God. Some of the women found the experience so strong that they had trouble standing under the power. I decided that I would come back to the room when no one else was around.

I woke in the morning talking to God. I was discussing with Him the fact that I always have words for others and would like a word for myself this morning. I had been struggling with the usual doubt's about my own walk and needed encouragement. So, I set off for the quiet room.

It was six in the morning and yet there was a women, already, in the room. I found my way to a seat and waited on the Lord to speak to me. The silence was awesome, but I needed a word. I tried to empty my mind, but kept telling God.."I'm here".

Finally, I heard a word. "Dutiful". I was a bit surprised. "Is that a word?" I asked. I kept pondering on this when I heard another word. "Alarm". Ok. I thought. I am a dutiful alarm. What those that mean, I wondered.

Excited that I had heard from God for myself. I left the quiet room after praising God. I found some of the women up. I asked a teacher..."Is there such a word as dutiful". She said it was an old word, but, yes it is a word. I started looking for a dictionary. Finally, one was found.

Dutiful a derivative of Duty.

Duty- an action or task required by a person's position.

Dutiful- performing the duties expected or required of one

So, I am one who does what is required. Then I looked up Alarm.

Alarm- any sound, outcry, or information intended to warn of approaching danger.

There it is. I am a person of God, whom sounds the alarm of danger because it is required of me, by my God.

I was so excited. God had met me and blessed me. I am a dutiful alarm. It was a beautiful and fulfilling weekend. Praise be to the Living God.


FancyHorse said...

I have heard the phrase "watchman on the wall" and heard teaching related to the verse. I googled it, and this is what I found. I know nothing about this website, but it looks scriptural and biblical.