The Database

Posted by Dion Todd May 13th, 2016 9,996 Views 0 Comments

Then David gave to Solomon his son the plans for the porch of the temple, for its houses, for its treasuries, for its upper rooms, for its inner rooms, for the place of the mercy seat; and the plans of all that he had by the Spirit, 1 Chronicles 28:11 WEB

David gave Solomon all the plans for the new temple that he was to build, but all of those plans were originally given to David by the Holy Spirit. Even though Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived, his great wisdom was given to him by God, and wisdom is still available to God's people today if we will trust Him.

A long time ago, before there was Google, before cell phones, when the DOS or UNIX command line was the standard computer interface, the Lord began 'inviting' me to work on computers for others. It was not intentional, I was just trying to get through seminary and had no plans of working in the computer field. I loved electronics, but I felt that it was beyond my capability because I did not have the education, nor the skills needed for that.

He would cause people to call me and if I would just agree to go, He would always give me the ability to fix the problem. Strangers would somehow get my phone number and call me with 'Please come! You are our last hope!' It was always scary because He pushed me into increasingly deeper things, with no one to turn to for advice but Him.

One day an accountant's office called me to come look at their customer database. One of the computers on the network had crashed with the database open and it had corrupted some of the tables. I had very little experience with DOS networks, or really any network at that time.

This database was very valuable to them as it contained the tax returns of hundreds of clients over the last few years, and they had no backup. I did not even want to go, but they said that they had no one else to call. I wanted to say 'No' but I felt the Lord saying 'Go.' So I went.

It was around a 40 minute drive and I prayed all the way there: 'Lord I can't do this without You.' They walked me to the server and with butterflies in my stomach, I began to try some things. The office gathered around and began watching me, and then suddenly I knew what to do. After a few commands, I had successfully repaired the database and they were back to work. They were my client for the next fifteen years.

The Lord added clients like that one by one and soon I was taking care of accountants offices, banks, lawyers, insurance companies, doctors offices, as long as I would go, He would go with me and make me successful. This continued on until He pushed me into ministry. That was His original plan, but I needed to be prepared first.

You do not have to walk alone today. There is a wisdom beyond the natural that is within your reach. When you are faced with things that you do not know how to do, turn to God, pray, listen. Many times the answer will come. You are not alone while He is on the throne.

Prayer: Father, send me the Comforter that You promised, Your precious Holy Spirit. Walk with me and talk with me today, help me to recognize when You are speaking. I want more of You in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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