That is a message you never want to see! Today’s ordeal of trying to deal with the update on my IPhone made what little patience I had going for me disappear! I had to delete so many of my pictures and a lot of my music to make room and I was a very unhappy Apple user! An overload on the phone is pretty simple comparatively but when you see that message on your computer, first it’s all out panic and then clean it out and upgrade! So, I decided to update my computer and found out that I was not just one program behind but three! Solution was that I had to buy one program that came in the mail, install it, when that was downloaded I had to buy one to be delivered on-line, and then, one more and that was it, or was it? I immediately began to be notified that junk files had been found, and then there was junk mail, and spam (not the kind in a can). I was asked, by a little figure dressed like a Knight in shining armor, if I wanted to clean up these files. I answered, “Yes”. After I gave my consent, another box popped up, “Are you sure you want to delete these files”, “Yes, I am sure”! Next the message came, “This will delete these files permanently, are you sure you want to delete them?” Finally after I had assured and reassured the little Knight, he deleted the junk files and the unwanted things that were slowing down my computer, I gave that a little thought.
God walked with Adam and Eve every evening, so it was strange that on this particular evening they were nowhere to be found! God asked, “Where are you?” Adam answered, “I heard Your voice but I’m naked, so I was embarrassed,” answered. That was the beginning point of what I call the “blame game”! Until now, we have been taking junk into the perfect computer God created. We could subdue the earth, dominate the animals, eat of all the fruit in the Garden, but there was one “button” in the program they were not supposed to push, they did it and deleted our special relationship with God and our expanded mind.
The Psalmist King put some bad info into his computer and asked for a “live chat” where he confessed his faults and asked for help! Psalm 139:23-24 “Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong—then guide me on the road to eternal life.”
We look, hear and do things that causes our personal computer to “crash” and then we need special help. These little Trojan viruses sneak in when we have the programs that contain hate, greed, jealousy, and lust, which causes us to need to ask the Knight, which is the blood of Jesus, to clean and delete all those tainted files! Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.”
There is a program we can put in that gives more helps after we have been cleansed by the blood, that is when we ask for the Holy Spirit to come in which brings along the Fruit of the Spirit! You can find them in Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” These wonderful fruit are the antidote for our bad attitude, which will always bring a crash in our life.
We have a contract with Him, read the details in Hebrews 13:5-6 “Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?“ 2Corinthians 7:1With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God.
In our personal lives every day we find ourselves overloaded with burdens, sins and care of this life, this is totally unnecessary, 1 Peter 5:7 gives us the solution, “Casting all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.” Go ahead, do a little cleaning out of those old files, you’ll run a lot faster and feel a whole lot better!