God Speaks Through Circumstances: A Computer-Based Lesson in Faith

Have you ever noticed computer troubles have their own way of teaching
faith-based lessons? Consider my recent experience…

I ignored a few updates.                            I skipped church and daily devotions.

Consequently, I lost access to a program, Insight. No joke, that’s the program’s name.

I tried self-directed trouble-shooting.   “I can do it myself!” I declared.

But, to no avail.                                         “Apart from me, you can do nothing.”                          

I called a tech specialist.                          The Pharisees.

He read the manual, and commanded,                                                                                         “Try this. No help? Then try that.”        He followed the Law, all 613 of them.

He determined I lacked a “plug-in.”    The Holy Spirit.

But he wasn’t the expert and couldn’t                                                                                           help me. He closed the ticket.                I was still a lost soul without Insight.

A friend heard my tale of woe. He experienced the same problem and found a master technician who solved it.  “The first thing Andrew did was find his brother and say to him, “We have found the Messiah.”  (John 1:41)

I sent the master my plea for help.       I prayed.

He asked for control of my PC.             God asked me to yield my all.

I clicked on “Agree.”                                I surrendered.

The cursor whizzed around the screen so fast it left a vapor trail an F-16 would envy.

He un-installed some programs.          He washed away my sins and bad habits.

He installed updates and new plug-in. He sent His Word and the Holy Spirit.

He wiggled the cursor, motioning me to reboot. The Holy Spirit…will teach you all things
and will
remind you of everything…” (John 14:26)

Sure enough, with the right plug-in, my access to Insight returned. Next time, I
won’t disregard updates and save myself from a lot of wasted time and aggravation. Can
you relate? Amen.


About Gloria Ashby

I'm a writer, speaker and teacher. I live with my husband in the DFW area, and close to our daughter and her family.
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One Response to God Speaks Through Circumstances: A Computer-Based Lesson in Faith

  1. Lyndie Blevins says:

    Yes, I can on all points. I ‘m glad you still had a sense of humor about all of it. Maybe I;ll see you next weekend in Keller.

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