Wakey Wake, Cupcake

It used to annoy me when my laptop kept telling me it needed a software update or virus scan or some other preventative maintenance. Ask me later, I clicked on the screen: “Can’t you see I’m busy?”

But then, the inevitable happened. I got a computer virus that wiped out my entire hard drive. Important documents and hundreds of pictures, which I’d failed to back up, vanished in an instant.

Needless to say, I now keep my computer healthy with regular updates and scans.

The unexamined life is not worth living.


Our wise friend from ancient Greece challenges us to scan our lives for purpose and meaning, or risk losing everything. But King David of ancient Israel has a better idea: ask God to do it.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

After all, heart surgery is best left to the professional.

Kind reader, like me, are you sometimes too busy for a life scan? Well, let’s not do that anymore. Agreed?

A closing haiku:

Do not say, “I can’t”

When you really mean, “I won’t”

Wakey wake, cupcake.

Regular David (me)

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️

This post first appeared here on June 5, 2019.

Photo by Andras Vas on Unsplash





44 responses to “Wakey Wake, Cupcake”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, brother. I’d like to think I’m a man of great faith. Sometimes I am, but other times not so much. This shows that the power is in God, not me. God’s best to you.

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  2. Island Traveler Avatar

    Do not say, “I can’t”

    When you really mean, “I won’t”. As always , your words speaks of light and wisdom that only comes from a great Man of Faith. And yes, I definitely need life scanning. Thank you.

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Tina. It seemed to me like you knew where you were going with your comment–until you said you didn’t😀. ‘parboiled poetry,’ Yes, to this I can relate. I have a few little gems that are so parboiled I dare not share them–for fear of losing followers.😇. I appreciate your stopping by. God Bless!


  4. Tina Avatar

    Wakey wake cupcake makes me giggle. That’s like one of my ‘parboiled poetry’ posts. Yes, humor and amusement is sometimes necessary when giving a right good kick in the pants. 😂🤣😂🤣 It’s softer on the backside.

    Good reminder. That verse about searching our hearts has slipped my mind… or maybe it escapee my heart. Or maybe my heart and mind took a vacation. Maybe they ran away. Okay maybe I took flight … either way. I guess I have been afraid to ask God to search my heart. Silly, since He already knows what’s there and why. *deep sigh* I’m tired… tired and worn down. Sorry, I have no idea where I’m going with this. But that verse will stick with me… now I just need to learn to apply it.

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I once left a 1TB hard drive removable hard drive in an old laptop case I threw away. I’m still not sure what all I had on there! I’ve pushed past the warnings before, too, Beth. God is so gracious, but I don’t always get the message-at least right away. Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

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  6. Beth Alisan Avatar

    I just had the memory card on my phone go bad. The worse part is that I knew something was amiss but I kept taking pictures that saved to that card anyway. How often do I know I need a “God scan” but push past the Holy Spirit’s warning messages and regret not stopping for the scan when the malfunction happens and a mess has to be fixed.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Andy. There are plenty of modern day parables to be found. Thank you for your input. God Bless!

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  8. Andy Oldham Avatar

    Very good David. I lost all mine with a bad USB. It’s funny how experience teaches us in both our daily and spiritual lives. God Bless!

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    ⏳updating now ⌛️

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  10. God Still Speaks Avatar

    That’s why this post was so good, it reminded all of us to stop and think about the other things we were not attending to! Ooops, gotta go, the Holy Spirit is telling me I have an update to do!

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    God’s life scans aren’t always the most welcome idea to me, but they are necessary. David’s boldness in praying, “Lord, search my heart” is inspiring. I appreciate your thoughts, Andy B2. 😊


  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I hear you, Jo! Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  13. The Quiet Roarer Avatar

    My computer has been popping up anti virus updates for a while, thanks for this reminder to stop hitting “Ask me later!” A great analogy that having that same response to God can also cause unhealthy outcomes!

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  14. Andy Brown (andrewbrown100) Avatar

    Great challenge, and great post! Thank you for this. I am probably long overdue a scan of the life!

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Have a blessed school year, Deborah. Have fun with the little guys! God Bless.

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    This is my prayer, as well, brother. This side of heaven, we will never “arrive” at sinless perfection. 1 John 1:9 = lather, rinse, repeat. Thanks for stopping by my wee blog.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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  17. Alan Kearns Avatar

    The willingness to ask Father God to search us is a real bravery test in our walk with Him. May I always seek Him and His scrutiny in all things. Thank you David, God bless you brother.

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  18. DeborahMarie Avatar

    I think computer updates are annoying, too, but necessary! Even though this is a repost, it bears being repeated! I see you’ve started school. We hit the floor running Monday and students arrive Wednesday! Let the good times roll😵‍💫

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Look out cupcake. Matt is coming for you.

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  20. jesusluvsall Avatar

    I have to admit I like your post but can only think about cupcakes now

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That’s right, Barb! We think we don’t have time but then our time is up.

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  22. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Busyness could be the death of us all!!

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It makes sense that you’re diligent about something like this. It was a shocker for me, no doubt. But it made me stop and think about other things in life I wasn’t properly attending to. Thanks for sharing. God Bless!

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  24. God Still Speaks Avatar

    It only takes one time. And with handling my clients sensitive data, I am anal about backing up. I have two large capacity flash sticks, so I have a redundant backup. I also bring the flash sticks home with me, so in case the office building burns up, I still have the data. I also have a wonderful woman who has amazing knowledge about computers who does a “clean up” on my laptop twice a year. So now, based on your post, I will start doing this purposefully in my spiritual life. Bless you for this post!

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  25. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I can imagine the looks on those young faces when you rated yourself half what they did. It’s like the study where 75% of a college class rated themselves above average. Not likely.

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  26. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Amen brother. Have a blessed weekend.

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  27. Gary Fultz Avatar

    I like the Haiku by the way

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  28. Gary Fultz Avatar

    That would be very hard David. I have only lost photos so far. You are so right about having God do the scans. I once asked a small group of teenagers on a scale of 1-10 (as a discussion starter), 1 being the worst, rate your relationship and closeness to God. They were all above 8 in their mind. I told them I was a 4 and then we really had a rousing discussion about how rating yourself and believing your rating is a really bad idea. I used current events and decision making based on what people think is right in their eyes and then the bible (lots of people die every day thinking they are going to heaven…a good time to ask God as he gets the only vote).

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I find myself saying, “It’s not that big of a deal.” Yet, it is. Little hidden sins are sometimes the hardest to find and get rid of. Thank you for stopping by! God’s best to you.

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I suppose I thought it wouldn’t happen to me. But the truth is it can happen to anyone. This is a good word to the wise for life in general. Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  31. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    My reactions to updates are generally the same. There’s never a convenient time to update and restart my computer or ipad. Thanks for the reminder that the regular virus checks and ‘updates’ on the condition of our heart can also safe us from catastrophe! This hits home.

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  32. Manu Avatar

    Such a good reminder David to have our heart checks with God so that we can be made aware of any viruses that can corrupt. I could relate to clicking on the remind me later button but like you experienced those can be dangerous.

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  33. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    I’m so sorry about those photos and writings.

    It’s been a few years now, but we have cloud storage as well as a spare PC which downloads everything from the cloud storage so we have two backups of everything

    We nearly lost all our files when a hard drive started to fail, many years ago

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  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, it was terrible, Andy B. I lost some writings and photos I hadn’t backed up. It was a tough lesson to learn the hard way. Thanks for stopping by! God Bless.


  35. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Brilliantly put!!

    Yes pushing back those things is so easy….we hope to just keep going, but pausing is so good for the soul!

    Glad you got your computer working again…that must have been terrible!

    Andy B

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  36. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That’s a great way to put it, Pastor Pete—“fleeing the operating table.” I keep thinking, “Surely I’ve learned enough about this.” But God doesn’t think so. Blessings!

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  37. pastorpete51 Avatar

    I have found that God sometimes does His heart surgery in me during a crisis. The tough part is allowing His word to cut deep down to my motives, when I would really just love to flee the operating table!

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  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Bridget. It’s been a busy first full week of school, so I tweaked a post from a few years ago and put it back out there. I am grateful for your faithful reading and comments. I hope you have a great weekend, too. God Bless!

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  39. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Thank you for this post, David. A good reminder to seek the Lord and allow Him to mold us from the inside out. Have a good weekend.

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  40. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I agree, Kathlyn. Sometimes, I don’t take the proper time for them, but daily heart scans from God are important and necessary. Thank you for sharing. God Bless!


  41. Kathlyn Tsang Avatar

    I find daily heartscans very helpful. The day seems to go more smoothly, don’t you think?

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