“For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds;
and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
(Luke 11:10 NIV)
Trust God with everything?
I brought my cassette tape player to church one night to share a recording of testimonies. I put the tape in…well, I tried to put the tape in. It didn’t drop in like it should. So, I foolishly proceeded to force it in, by-passing the door. When I pushed the “play” button the player ate the tape. I exclaimed out loud, “Leave me alone, Satan - I need this to work! Oh Lord, You are the Master Mechanic - You can fix this tape player!”
I calmed myself down, took a deep breath and tried once more to drop in the tape. To my astonishment it fit and worked perfectly! I heard Jesus whisper, “My dear child, trust me.”
My computer’s printer crashed several weeks ago. I had to change the ink cartridges and reconnect the wireless feature several times. In the midst of my frustration, I unsuccessfully tried to print several Intercessory Prayer Ministry sheets. In a few minutes the printer came to life, leaving the missing sheets in “la-la” land.
One morning, weeks later, when I turned on my computer the printer startled me by spitting out those missing sheets like a child tasting turnip greens for the first time! I laughed out loud. I used the printer many times while those pages waited patiently in the queue.
As the printer chugged along, I thought of the scientist in the movie “I, Robot” who suggested that there are ‘ghosts in the machines’, that robots could develop souls over time. My printer certainly did…the “Holy” Ghost, reminding me that He will use anything to get my attention, even malfunctioning machines.
I will give all my breakdowns to God today! I hope you will, too!