Monday, August 15, 2011

11 - Little By Little Computing

Sometimes our computing projects don’t come together as fast as we’d like. In fact composition is most effective with pen and paper rather than on screen. We purchase and upgrade to the latest fastest technology. But soon we’re reminded that God’s timetable is likely not the same as ours. Our Creator holds time in His hand and is the master of it.

It’s something like our Bible reading. We can race right past some real gems of productivity and progress. ‘Little by little’ is a phrase we often use but seldom enjoy. As with all principles and truths important to our lives, God’s precious word describes ‘little by little’ and will amaze you with His reasons.

In scripture the phrase becomes ‘little and little’ and refers mostly to God’s slower calculated pace for His children to conquer their promised land ‘flowing with milk and honey’… and enemy giants too!

Two verses that seem at first to not be worth close examination are as follows:

By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. Exodus 23:30

Because God purposely did not destroy all the enemy nations all at once, fields would still be planted and tilled. The cattle would also be maintained also. Can you see the result is that God is blessing us mightily by having others begin the work we are to continue?

And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. Deuteronomy 7:22

The verse refers to the wild beasts that would flourish uncontrollably upon the countless corpses that Israel could not have buried fast enough.

He shows us step-by-step, little and little, that He hears and wants to answer our every prayer to be victorious in His name. And He wants us to savor and share every morsel of His blessings with others.

No matter when your project ‘drop-dead date’ is, ask God to be your computing leader in projects large and small.

Psalms 71:18

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