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The Computer

“Honey, I think you would really enjoy having a computer,” my husband said when he arrived home from work several years ago.

“What in the world would I need a computer for?” We had a word processor and I thought it would do everything that I needed. I was ignorant about how helpful the computer could be for my life.

After a few years, I did agree to buy a computer. Wow! It didn’t take long to see its usefulness. I have used it to design cards to send to family and friends, do our checkbook on a financial program, e-mail, research on the internet, and have typed and printed a multitude of papers for Bible study groups. The computer has many more uses and is so much easier to use than the word processor. My attitude toward the computer changed. Now, I would hate to be without one.

I’ve also been ignorant about how helpful God wants to be. He has given His Word as my guide and yet, at times, I have ignored it and instead suffered in my own way. Bitterness left me with high blood pressure. Judgmentalness caused a friendship to break up. Loneliness resulted from pride. Headaches followed anger. Mistakes resulted from not seeking God’s advice.

My life is easier when I listen and follow my heavenly Father’s guidance. I’m thankful Larry shared with me the benefits of computers and that God continues to show me the benefits of following His ways.

“Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.” Psalm 25:8-10 (NIV)

Helen L. Hoover

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