By Robin Steinweg –
“What is it?” I asked my husband and sons. I’d opened my birthday gift—a slender, metallic-pink case.
“An external hard-drive.”
I smiled. “But what is it?”
Have you ever heard of a techno-geek? I am not one. If I’d lived long ago, there’d be claw marks on my papyrus scroll as I resisted switching to parchment. I’d have struck the point of my quill pen deep into my desk and lashed myself to it. Mr. Gutenberg’s printing press would have appeared like a monster.
Even after years of daily use, I mistake computer-ese for ordinary language: a keyboard is for teaching piano; a byte is what you get from mosquitoes; ram and mouse are mammals; floppy is how I don’t like my fries; and USB (for some reason) reminds me of the United Parcel Service van bringing me my Timberdoodle book order.
When someone explains a new online technique to me, my eyes glaze over and I hear what sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher: “Bwah, bwah, bwah, bwah…” Is there any help for me?
The Lord is infinitely patient with me through these challenges. Recently (okay, this morning) He showed me the root cause of my tendency to replace technological terms with the word “thingie.”
I have fear! God’s Word has something to say about that. Fear and faith cannot co-exist. It is only possible to please God with faith. Patient He is, but persistent too. He wants to conquer fear in me. If it’s true that God is all-wise, all-powerful and absolutely good (and He is), then I can confidently yield to His work in me. I will no longer run away from what He wants me to do (like Jonah did). I will stand firm and face my giant (like David did). And with the Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind that He’s promised, Techno-Fear will give way to Techno-Faith.
PRAYER: I place my hand in Yours, Lord. I know I can trust You to give me victory as I fight fear in this and all other areas of my life. I really do want to please You.
“And the apostles said unto the Lord, ‘Increase our faith’” (Luke 17:5 KJV).
Today’s devotion is by Robin J. Steinweg. Robin’s life might be described using the game Twister: the colored dots are all occupied, limbs intertwine (hopefully not to the point of tangling), and you never know which dot the arrow will point to next, but it sure is fun getting there!