Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tech Frustration by Susan L.

  I am so computer illiterate. In trying to install protective programming, everything has gone to the dogs. Mind you, the scan of my hard drive has sped up the machine so perhaps it is going as it should. It just takes so much time so now I am hard pressed to get the blog written before needing to get ready for work. Grrr. Perhaps this little venture into the world of computer maintenance should have waited until later tonight.
  Does anybody like realizing how much they don't know?
  Last night's Bible study was a bit different. We tested our Bible knowledge with a series of multiple choice questions. It spanned the Old and New Testaments. I didn't do so well. Not that this was for a grade or prizes or anything like that. It was simply meant as a tool for education and discussion.
  The Lord has remained faithful in leading me to the daily scripture included in my posts. Whenever I have needed to use a scripture in conversation, He always, without fail, brings the appropriate one to mind. Yes, I can't quote chapter and verse, but the words are always there.
  There are a few stories I know really well: Joseph's, the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, the Passion story, God's armor. The Lord has made them extremely real to me by inspiring my imagination, creative writing and art. For that I am eternally grateful.
  Or maybe I am being too hard on myself. The Bible has only become a major part of my life in the last ten years which, as I've shared, have been difficult to say the least. Yet, it went with me as I travelled the madness of the Black River. Its mere presence grounded me in the knowledge that God would never leave me nor forsake me no matter where I was.
  That concept was fodder for many conversations with my Maker as we broke through my distrust and fears of abandonment, of being cast aside or left behind. It took a while.
  Lord? I am torn between relying on my trust in You and getting down to the nitty-gritty of actually memorizing Your Word. Either way, fill me with a hunger to learn more. Help me explore the fantastic stories with a fresh eye and with a mind open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray.
  "Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us and subdue our iniquities." Micah 7:18-19


  1. Remember - your walk is a journey. It is good to know what you do know to keep you humble. I believe it is more important to be responsible for what we do know!!! As we will be held accountable. Seek His face and He will lead you into truth and knowledge.

    1. Yes. It is a journey of a lifetime. Thanks.