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Computer Parts of the Spirit: OS

Posted by undergroundchurch on June 1, 2010

OS: Or “Operating System” orchestrates the hardware into a harmonious unity so that every part can comunicate with every other part allowing users to interface with the computer.  In a professional kitchen you have expediters, sous-chefs, butchers, bakers, candle stick makers (just checking to see if you are paying attention), waiters, hosts, dishwashers and others.  They all work in perfect unison to bring you a wonderful meal complete with garnish because a head chef is directing the seemingly chaotic restaurant.

You probably guessed that the “OS” of the computer system is like the Holy Spirit in the church.  There are many parts, people, gifts, tasks and missions, but it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that these seemingly unrelated pieces connect together to work in a harmonious endeavor.

His work in the church is vital, but often trumped by our attempts to help Him out.  We mean well, but our narrow focus and strong determination to see something happen right now lead us to fall on what we “know” and not on what God “wants”.

The Holy Spirit of God is able to connect perfectly to each part, communicate with the operator (God the Father) and call upon each part when needed to be used as it was designed to complete the operation the way he drew it up.

What’s hardest for the parts sometimes is letting the Holy Spirit do the work of syncing us up. We either write the other parts off because they aren’t like us, or we try to fit people into our preconceived ideas of what they should be.  Faith isn’t just trusting God for your own life; faith is understanding that God knows what’s going on and has the matter well in hand.

Maybe if we let go and let God, we will begin seeing things happen in our churches that haven’t happened in the church for 1900 years.


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