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
But my number one goal, my mission in life, is to glorify God in everything that I do and all that I am. As 1 Corinthians 10:31 states, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” That’s it. That is my mission. God has assigned that mission to me (and to all followers of Jesus) and I have chosen to accept that mission.
But because I want to glorify God, and to honor Him with everything I do, I invite Him to search my heart, my thoughts, every single day. The things I’m anxious about, the times when anxiety or even depression seem to overwhelm me, I want God to see those thoughts so that He can handle them for me.
I have many new friends who probably have never seen this and/or don’t know why my birthday (yesterday, August 17) is always so bittersweet for me. It’s hard to believe it has been 48 years since that fateful morning. I can remember those details so clearly. It really doesn’t seem possible it was that long ago.
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