After posting yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I began having computer problems.
While I was spending time on Facebook (FB), all of a sudden my screen went black. And, I couldn't seem to recover anything.
I turned off my laptop.
Immediately, I tried booting up, again. It seemed like it was trying to reboot, but it didn't. Over and over again, I retried booting up. To no avail.
So, I searched out and found my purchase information and confirmed that I had purchased an extended warranty for this system. I had!
I telephoned Staples, where I had bought the computer. After a short discussion, it was decided that I should bring my unit in for repair on Monday, since they cannot arrange for shipping, on Sunday.
After a while, I decided to try rebooting, once again. It worked!
Wow! Was I ever happy!
I began thinking that I need to save all my stored photos and other info. I decided to burn a CD for this.
Just as I began to work on burning the CD, my screen did something different. It turned blue, with black stripes.
After trying everything I could think of to stop this screen and revert to the past screen, I finally shut my computer down, once again.
Later, I rebooted. And, I thought it was working.
A message came up, saying that the system could restore itself, possibly. After running this, it was determined that probably wasn't going to work.
Once again, I shut it down.
Thinking about how unreliable my computer was, made me think about something Jesus said in Revelation 3:15-16 Jesus said, "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."
Just thinking about my computer being unreliable seemed to resonate in my mind on the same level as those Bible verses, not just because of my human need for continuity, but also because this is what God expects from us.
With my computer acting up, it was unreliable... or lukewarm. Unable to be relied upon, fully.
In those Bible verses, the unreliability of those who God considers to be lukewarm, is obvious. He feels He cannot rely on those people.
And, He said He would, "...spue thee out of my mouth." He will have no use for them. He will throw them away.
I have been condemned by some of the lukewarm people, here on earth. Usually, they have called me names, and/or said I was a Bible thumper, or whatever came to their minds.
The truth is, that I want God to know and accept me being hot... for Him.
Being hot for Him, is honouring to God. He receives the glory that He wants when He is honoured. For me, it will bring eternal rewards.
Being cold, will have the opposite effect.
And, being lukewarm, isn't any better than being cold. Both will lead to eternal death.
God wants us to be hot, for Him. If you aren't, you may want to reconsider. I'll pray for you. Blessings...
Until next time...
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