2020-07-15 - Puzzles and Gadgets
It seems my newest friend is disguised as a Samsung Galaxy Fit watch. It allows me to keep track of walking and other exercises, heart rate, my sleep patterns including a general graph of sleep levels, water consumed, and food intake. Not only can I see if I am on track in any or all these ways, but I can also note potential food allergies, set goals for weight management, and better note changes in my routine that could trigger a migraine. In most ways, it is more like an accountability partner. If I manage it honestly, it forces me to be aware of my actions and how they could potentially cause problems for me. If there were anything I could add to the little machine, it would be how to keep me from causing problems for others - like saying or doing something idiotic; even muttering to myself in an unkind way if frustrated. But unfortunately, that is beyond the scope of its capabilities.
Do you ever find yourself attempting to rely on yourself, others, or devices to solve too many things? Each day, it is clear to me that no matter what friends, mentors, or gadgets and machines we must have to help us get through each day, we ultimately still have a void that can only be filled spiritually. Without spiritual fulfillment, it is like having a puzzle missing a piece or a phone missing the APP to manage the program on the watch-it just is not complete. I am best completed with the love of a Father in the forgiveness given through his son, Jesus, and I look to him daily for guidance and encouragement. Where is it you find your puzzle completed?
”The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.“ (Psalm 23: 1-3a, New Oxford Annotated Bible; New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha, college edition, 2007)
All verses are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.