Thursday, February 18, 2016

Recommended Updates

Last week, I had two computers in my office, neither of which I could work on. One wouldn’t let me log on. The other with a program that was causing problems.

I didn’t want to bother someone in IT…meaning, I didn’t want to wait for someone to come help me. So, I was determined to get one or both going myself.

While I uninstalled and reinstalled the program on one, I downloaded updates to the other. Enough updates that I let it run all day. And the next day.

Meanwhile, the reinstalled program was still doing its own thing. I wondered if it was time for a newer version. And that’s when I saw the little notice about updates.

Apparently, updates are something I don’t think about often enough. Or at all.

By the end of the week, I was patting myself on the back for getting everything working again. Thanks to the recommended updates.

Updates that fix the glitches and get everything back on track.

And I realized that computer updates aren’t the only ones I forget about.

I’ve been stressed out and stretched thin for months, and I tend to forget about my connection with God.

I ask Him for help. A lot. Like all day long. But really connecting? Not so much lately.

Like computers need updates, I need re-fueling. I need the connection with God to get me back on track. To fix the glitches that have gotten me out of sorts.

While I have been praying, it’s often one sided. I do a lot of talking, but not so much listening.

While the computer updates ran, the screen reminded me to not turn off the computer. It sat quietly while it was resupplied with what it needed.

I think I need that. To sit quietly, clear my mind, and just listen. To let Him renew me. To get reconnected with Him. To receive His recommended updates.

How about you? Do you struggle with a weak connection to the One who renews?

In Christ,

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  1. Your post made me smile as the computers at my work seem to take forever to install updates and they always seem to choose the moment when you're in a hurry to do them.
    They are important though, and time to sit with God and get his "recommended updates" is even more important. I like the link you made there!

  2. Why is that computers are such a pain sometimes!? Yes we all need time to refuel; to take time for Sabbath. Great post!


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