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Computer Parts of the Spirit: Hard Drive

Posted by undergroundchurch on May 1, 2010

The computer hard drive is a marvel of engineering. It usually contains multiple platters on which it electronically stores and retrieves information.

Information is the key to everything in life from reading a book to forming your opinions about that book to writing up a book report, information is the backbone of everything we do.

Hard drives capture raw information from computer applications to those photos of you with your finger in your nose.  We can change them, delete them and move them around.  The hard drive is like the kitchen cabinets in your kitchen. It holds everything you need to make meals.

If you look at the picture in this article, you will see a little silver curled piece in the hard drive (lower left). This is a very, very powerful magnet/ Check this video out just to see how powerful.

What I find most intriguing is that the data on the disk itself is created using a different magnet and that if that very powerful magnet were any closer to the disk, it would destroy everything on the disk.  In order for the latency arm to write data to the disk, it needs to have a very dangerous magnet dangerously close to it.

Practical Application

As believers, we travel through a world full of sin, wickedness, ungodly acts, violence, gossip, deceit, fear, worry and doubt.  We are constantly gathering, modifying and changing data.  If we put garbage in to our lives, we will get garbage out.  If we fill it with truth, we will get truth out. We are in the world, but we are not to be part of the world. (Romans 12:2)

Lurking around the corner is a force that wants to destroy every piece of your life.  Like that magnet, this enemy can destroy you in a day.  But as strong as he may seem, there are stronger bolts holding him back.  The Holy Spirit is at work in you to help you gain the right information and keep the devil at bay.

One day, you will leave this world and the dangers it contains.  But until that day, be vigilant, gathering that which is good and fighting against that which wants to destroy your life.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Philippians 4:8


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