Good news: we baked our MacBook’s logic board in a toaster oven and it fixed the problem 🙂 I love saying that. It’s true though. The graphics card was the problem and baking it fixed the issue–at least for now. Thank you everyone who prayed!! So I’m back on my computer and I’m so, so, so thankful to be able to write like a normal person! I missed working on my novel all those days of computerlessness.
I love how something that sounds insane was actually the fix. Supposedly, baking the graphics card (which is attached to the logic board) causes the solder to melt and re-solidifies the needed connections.
Life’s like that sometimes, isn’t it? God calls us to do something that sounds insane to outsiders–like tithe or take time for a quiet time even with things being ridiculously busy. Recently, Exodus 14:15-18 has come up in my quiet time. If you’re not familiar with the section, it’s just after the ten plagues cause Pharaoh to let the Israelites go–and then he changes his mind. Moses and the Israelites are standing in front of the Red Sea with Pharaoh and his army bearing down on them. God says to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground” (NIV).
I have to admit, I cracked up over God’s response. Here Moses is actually crying out to God rather than trying to do something on his own and God says, “Why are you crying out to me?” Does anyone else think that Moses responded with something like “Duh!”?
God tells Moses to stick his staff out over the waters to divide them. Um, correct me if I’m wrong, but this wouldn’t be a normal person’s first thought. I mean, I could see why it could have been Moses’ since God had been manifesting Himself through Moses’ staff. But when you hear the instructions, is there a moment of “say what?”?
I had one of those moment’s when I read that it was possible to fix my computer by baking it in the oven.
But that’s what God does. He calls us to do things that aren’t natural. Not because they make sense, but because God is God over the natural–He can do more than what’s natural. I think I told you guys I’m working through Jennifer Dean’s study on prayer. That’s where this passage came up. I was really convicted that I don’t often enough ask God to do the supernatural. I’m like Moses, standing by the banks of the Red Sea, staff in hand, crying out to God because I don’t see any way a situation can work out. I limit God to what’s natural.
Our God is supernatural. He does what He wants. Like the disciples said, “even the winds and the waves obey him” (Matt. 8:27 NIV).
There are things in my life that seem huge–insurmountable… as insurmountable as the Israelites’ situation with Pharaoh’s army on one side and the Red Sea on the other. God is fully up to the task of doing something amazing. And, if you have huge things in your life (which I’m sure you do), God’s just as capable of taking care of them too. We just have to stop freaking out, listen for God’s response, and then obey. Like Moses did.