Over the past 6 days I have been without my computer. This was hard for me to be totally separated from my "work brain" for about a week. I realized that I depend way too much on my computer! I turned to where my computer sits probably more than 100 times. I lost the beginning of my message, and used a pen and notepad to write my new sermon! Sounds prehistoric, doesn't it? It was definitely a different kind of week. The week made me think about what I depended on in my life. I was a little whigged out when I realized I had lost my sermon and that I wouldn't have my study tools on the computer. I started doubting my ability to be able to get my message done, or to have a message that honored God. It was then that my God reminded me that it wasn't the word processor, the bible tools, or technology that was responsible for getting His message to His people. It was His Holy Spirit revealing His Word to us! It was reassuring to be reminded by God that it's still ALL ABOUT HIM! I need to put my trust in Him alone when it comes to messages, my life, my family, my choices and even what I do at work!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (or technology), in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
I guess the lesson is to make sure that my dependence (and yours) fully relies on God rather than things of this world.
Depending on Him,
P.S. Thank you to my friend Jason who brought my computer back from the grave!