Let me tell you the story of God’s Computer.
In the summer of 2013 the laptop that I owned pretty much bit the dust. Since I really need a laptop when I travel and when I visit clients, I needed to get a replacement. But, my financial situation was in its usual pitiful condition. I was talking to Debbie about it and we both agreed that there was no way to fit a new laptop into our household budget.
So, Debbie said, “You need to pray about it and tell God you need a laptop.” And that is exactly what we did, right then and there.
The very next DAY I received two vouchers in the mail from eMachines Computers for a class action settlement that I knew nothing about. The first computer I bought was an eMachine, back in 1999. It had been a pretty lousy machine and the store where I bought it actually replaced it twice because it would not work correctly. I think I kept the machine I ended up with for about a year before I bought something else.
Anyway, each voucher was for $500 toward a refurbished computer of my choice. There was a settlement store page and I kept checking back until I saw the one I needed – an Acer Aspire R7-571. The cost, including tax and next day delivery, was $999. I had those two $500 vouchers that miraculously showed up in my mail the day after we had prayed and told God that I needed a new laptop. It was completely paid for, we did not have to pay a penny.
When it came and I powered it up for the first time, I had to give the computer a name during the initial set-up. There was no doubt what I was naming it. It was “God’s Computer.”
And whenever I was logged on to a public network, there was “God’s Computer” showing on the user list. And I had the joy of telling why it was so named several times as a result.
God is still doing miracles today! I’ve got more stories to tell about that! But now you know the story of God’s Computer.
Grace and Peace, y’all…
Things That I Write About
Here are my 10 “Words of Wisdom” that I have learned so far in my 60 years of life. These ten things are what I wish to leave as my legacy. Let me know what you would add to this list or what you would have different on your list. I’d genuinely like to know. Even though I’m 60, I’m not finished learning.
I came across a song that I’d actually forgotten about by a group called Daniel Amos. The song is “Happily Married Man” and it reminded me of just how blessed and fortunate I am to BE a Happily Married Man. But the greatest thing that guarantees that I am a Happily Married Man is that we both love God, we both have our identity in Jesus, and we both need the daily filling of the Holy Spirit to lead us through each day. We keep our marriage, and our lives focused on Jesus and not on other things or people. It is always Jesus first, and then each other.
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