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The Box of Computer Parts

  • The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh; But the earth has he given to the children of men. Psalms 115:16 WEB.

    I watched my son wrestle with connecting the wiring harness to the motherboard of the computer he was building. I could have done it for him, but he needed to learn to do this himself, and that plug only fits one way. He wanted a gaming computer for his sixth Christmas. So being a computer tech, I bought him something much better: All the parts of a gaming computer in a big box. Then I let him assemble it himself, install everything from scratch so he would take care of it. Also, he would know every part inside of it.

    I supervised while he assembled the computer, gave him pointers, and tried to help him avoid common mistakes. I taught him to keep himself grounded to prevent ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) and smoking the parts. When he got stumped, I would help him, or when he asked me to. But besides those times, I just watched him quietly. When the project was complete, he had built much more than a computer. He had built his confidence. Now he had an experience his peers did not have. Later, when the computers would break at his school, they would ask him to fix them.

    Heaven is God's home, but the Earth God has given to the children of man. He watches us from above as we would observe our children putting together a jigsaw puzzle, a model car, or a computer. The Lord is there and entirely able to help us. In fact, He could do it better than we could, but He will not step in uninvited. God provides what we need, guides us, and will help us when we ask Him to. He wants us to grow in faith and to know that we are not alone here. We can have confidence that He has got our back.

    But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 WEB.

    Would you take away your child's model car and assemble it yourself? Do it all for them? That would rob the experience from them. So enjoy your life, and when you get stumped, pray about it. That is our way of getting guidance when we need it, but do not expect a lot of help to come that you did not ask for.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You today for all that You have given me. I choose to believe that You are there for me when I need You most. Please guide me this day and help me put all of this together correctly. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, I needed this devotional today. Praying for guidance.
Oct 17
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Lord Jehovah! I know you are there for me and guiding me through this life.... Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you Lord! Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for sharing the word!❤️
Oct 17
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

Thank you for this word, Pastor Todd!!!

Oct 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name I ask, Amen.

Oct 17
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

Oct 17
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Please guide me this day and help me put all of this together correctly. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. 

Amen

Oct 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please

Oct 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. God is my guide. " I can do all things through Christ who leads me". Amen

Oct 17
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all your love.We love and worship you. Amen 

Oct 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father Thank You for loving me

Oct 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 17
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

In Jesus Christ name, Amen 

Oct 17
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, thank you Jesus. Loved the word today, as always Pastor your on the money!  Blessings always. 

Oct 17
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Pastor Dion, every day I'm astonished at the ways God leads and provides the tiniest of details! He may not be doing the tasks, but He's certainly walking me through. I find tremendous assurance in the knowledge of God guiding beside me! I thank You today for all that You have given me. I know You are there for me every step. Lord, please guide me this day. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Oct 17
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Let your will be  in my life  amen 

Oct 17
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

We can actually experience God watching over us silently and waiting for us to ask for His help. Pastor you are always right on the dime. God bless and thank you so much.

Oct 17
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for allowing me to gain my confidence and for always having my back.

Oct 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You do for us while we walk through this life, guide us to build our lives in a way that pleases You by following Your designs. Never leave us or forsake us, we need You. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Awesome devotional testimony Pastor as always, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Oct 17
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 17
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Oct 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Oct 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 19