Thursday, September 27, 2012

Reset, please.

At work, we have a different password for every computer program we touch.  To make it more 
Mac Mini at Work
 (Photo credit: Accretion Disc)
 complicated, the systems are designed to require us to reset our passwords every 180 days.  Many of the systems will not allow you to use a password you have ever used on that system before.

This is not a problem for me except for one program, the one we use to print patient labels.  For some reason I can never remember my password to that program.  I have had to email Delanea at Information Systems numerous times for her to reset my password.  It has even become a running joke between the two of us.  I am glad she has such a wonderful attitude about her job and she never seems to tire of me requesting again to have my password reset.  In fact, I just had to email her the last night I worked to once again reset me.

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 
 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened," (Matthew 7:7,8.) 

Our preacher told us this past Sunday that the verb tense for this "ask, seek and knock" is one of "keep on asking, keep on seeking and keep on knocking."  How wonderful that our Lord never tires of us doing so.  I know there are times when I tire of hearing our grandchildren's constant requests, but God never tires of hearing us come to Him with our needs and desires.  In fact, when we do so, we are communicating that we are in the perfect position.  We are in a position of communication with Him and a position of faith.  We are affirming that we have a dependence upon Him and that we are strong, not in our own strength, but in the "power of His might."

So let us have "boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him," that the Lord we approach in prayer is not only able to do that which we ask, but desires to hear our voice.  He never tires of our asking, He never wearies in our seeking, He never cringes at our knocking.  We can boldly approach the throne of grace "that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." 

". . .let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely."
Song of Solomon 2:14

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