Today I Give My Computer to God

Written By: Timothy Fish Published: 10/10/2007

I woke up this morning, put on my glasses and looked at the clock. 4:10, it said in nice bright blue numerals. Rather than sleeping through the remaining twenty minutes until the alarm sounded, I stuck my feet over the side of the bed, stood and began my morning ritual. All was going well until I went into the library to check my e-mail. The computer was running. The operating system was up, but all I could see was the desktop. I had left it running with four or five programs up and not one of them was running. My computer had rebooted during the night.

It did not take me long to figure out that some of the programs were no longer working. A couple of toolbars that are constantly up were no long working. I opened Internet Explorer and it loaded my homepage, but when I tried to interact with it, the browser hung and I was unable to do anything. I used another browser and it seemed to work fine. Whatever happened had messed up Internet Explorer.

A wonderful devotional thought popped into my head. We can turn our problems over to God, even computer problems. We can give our computers to God and it becomes his problem. That is a really nice thought, but isnít that just like us? Yes, God is perfectly capable of handling all of our problem and I believe he wants to do so, but it is just like us to come across a problem and say, ďGod, today I am giving my computer to you. If you want to use it then you will have to fix it.Ē

We find it so easy to turn over our messes to God, but why donít we turn over our successes? Instead of only going to God like a child goes to his father with a broken toy, we should be going to God with the things that still work and asking him to help us to use it better. How great is it to give God our worst when he deserves our best?