by - May 24, 2010

Today my email account was hacked and someone sent two random emails to random contacts. My email provider rewarded this suspicious activity by deactivating my account.

It was seven hours of anxiety and inability to function and communicate as normal, lacking the normal tools to get done all that needs doing. I felt
and unproductive.

I needed to order some material online, but couldn't access a password. I needed to contact a friend at work about part of this order. I needed to forward some information to another friend. I promised someone else I would look into something this afternoon and was unable to, since I had emailed myself that "something" that needed attention.

As my frustration level rose, I began to wonder if this kind of train wreck is what happens to God every time Satan hacks my life. Could it be that He actually counts on his army to be all that we're supposed to be when He's ready to put us into play? What happens when I get hacked?

Is the accomplishing of His will thwarted? Does He get frustrated at the inconvenience of his child being unproductive because the enemy has violated her faith? Hi-jacked my prayer-tool as means to communicate and affect His kingdom work? Infiltrated my obedience?

It took a little doing, but I regained access to my account and promptly changed some security information to deny my Hacker access next time. That's the spiritual part I always forget to do - rebuild the spiritual firewall to protect me from future security breaches. I don't want to forget anymore; I want to be a soldier competent and reliable, with my identity intact.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God so you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

My gratitude continues this week with #73 - 89:

~going for a walk with Mike, holding his hand
~gathering with a city of Christians to pray in global unity
~a blank Saturday block on my calendar
~yard work done
~being served...ice cream just because
~reminiscing with Ana and realizing we've come full circle (God is good)
~planting petunias and fountain grass

~two left feet and praying for an exchange for a right
~neighborhood kids who take their shoes off at the door
~water balloons and sand castles in the driveway
~long talks with Tammy
~successful surgery
~a quieted soul
~a relocation back to our side of the planet
~omelets for breakfast (smile at remembering the best omelet-maker ever)
~email access and spiritual armor, recovered and renewed

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  1. oh that's terrible! . . . the email breach. is there
    something you know now that might help us
    prevent that from happening?


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