The kicking in of a neighbor's door in broad daylight settled any question I had about an alarm system.  This past week the new alarm was installed and I am fascinated by all of the bells and whistles.  Electronically I am all set---IF I can remember how to work all those bells & whistles.

The most elementary part of the system is the control box-(if you believe it is elementary I have an igloo in the desert I want to sell you).  THIS is the brain used to keep intruders out by calling the police, calling for emergency medical help, or calling the firemen.  SO simple it only takes a book a couple of inches thick to learn how to operate it.

THEN there is the computer option for those that might be traveling this great world that we live in.  From any point in the world, by signing into my account, I can arm or disarm the system or check the stats of WHAT'S HAPPENING!  Would LOVE to be traveling so I could check this out!

At the bottom of the barrel for those who are technically challenged and prefer the simple things in life, we have a key FOB which can arm and disarm the system.  My FOB is actually a little more sophisticated than this one--WELL perhaps it is made for dummies---it has a arm button for staying and one for going---WHAT difference does that make--I do not have a clue---armed is armed.

OH--I am out of range and forgot to arm my system---NEVER fear--your smart phone has an app that allows you to arm and disarm you system from anywhere in the world--no need for Wi Fi---no need for wires--no need for anything but this hand held device.

 In case you wondered---I AM still armed otherwise too!

A LOT of technology to protect myself.  I also have an internal alarm that goes off when I feel emotionally vulnerable as do many of us.  If only it were so simple to disarm it!   It warns me of danger and pain if I do not turn away when confronted with someone edging too close to my heart.  God desires for me to disarm my alarm and TRUST Him.  He WILL protect me and has already proven that over and over.  Trust him and throw away the FOB---turn off the system and move forward with anticipation of what He has in store for me.  Disarming my alarm is a daily challenge--I will be disappointed in myself if I am not able to disarm it and in fact remove the system.  ONLY with His help-will I ever get my alarm disarmed!

"But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen 
and protect you from the evil one."
2Thessalonians 3:3

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