Up early to deal with some first of the month tasks, I discovered something was up before me. Everyone should run virus protection and malware software from time to time. I did a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd cleaned the invading virus off my computer. With no reason to suspect anything was wrong, there was. Lurking in the shadows, my virus was so malicious it corrupted the cleaning agent that tries to delete it. I'm finally working on this devotional again, but I know the problem is still there, waiting—to do what and when, I have no idea.
Contracting that virus took one lazy click, but removing it may take a long time and cause much frustration. My power to deal with the virus was there the day it invaded and took my computer hostage. Now that I've given it a home by my negligence, it will be hard to evict. It's like changing someone's attitude about prayer and motivate them to do what it took God over forty years to do in me—in twenty minutes.
Help me avoid wasting Your time, God, by choosing my battles for me.
Also: Frustration; Negligence; Prayer
This day in past devotionals:
Finishing should be our goal before beginning a race. (2000)
Abram was blessed by God for his attitude as well as his trust (2001)
Whoever would be a good teacher will also be a good learner. (2002)
Don't wait for someone to die before making things right with them. (2003)
Are we praying for answers that fit our expectations? (2004)
The Ark door is still open but God will shut it very soon. (2005)
We're in the right position for God to work when we've tried and failed. (2006)
Just because you take up space doesn't mean you're in control. (2007)
We have no power on our own. (2008)
People will do the unimaginable when they believe there is no God. (2009)
Responsibility has every gear but neutral. (2010)
Adequate is the tiny spot between enough and too much. (2011)
Desire won't change in the air on your way to heaven. (2012)
Your battles will choose you if you don’t choose them first. (2013)
Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating
and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
2. Resources are derived
from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003),
Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2012).
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