When You Need A Miracle

This is a picture of our church projector.  It burned a bulb out last week, so I ordered a new one.  After replacing said bulb, I went to turn it on and . . . . nothing.  So I called a friend of mine who understands these machines, and he knew what was wrong.  It blew a fuse.  That should be an easy fix.  (Why did I have to say that out loud?)  1 hour later I was elbow deep in projector surgery and no fuse in site.  That's when we discovered that the fuse is on the motherboard.  (That's the green square you see in the pic.)  Anything that runs on software has a motherboard.  Your computer, your thermostat, your TV - you get the picture.  Would you like to know what the most expensive part is to replace in anything that uses any software?  You got it.  The motherboard.  In short, it will be wiser to buy a new projector than to replace this motherboard.

So I need a miracle.

I want to walk you through what I do when I need a miracle.

#1 - I talk to God.  But how do I ask?  Easy.  This projector was purchased and dedicated to being used for God's purposes.  So I say, "God, Your projector is broken, and it appears that you need to replace it."  That's right, I make it His problem.  (This ensures that I sleep better tonight.)

#2 - I refuse to obsess over this.  Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious (worry) about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?"

#3 - I watch for God.  He will present some kind of opportunity to me at some time.  It is my responsibility to be ready for it.

#4 - I let others know (like through this blog) that there is a need and ask them to pray with me about it.  (Would you please?)

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to have a miracle mindset.  Oh, and God!  Your projector is broken.  AMEN

If God speaks to you about doing something, follow His lead.  Remember, it is better to give than to receive.

FYI - What will it cost to purchase a proper projector?  Estimates are coming in at $1,300 - $3,000.  At least you know what to pray for now.


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