Thanks, Qaz. You might also find the following analogy interesting (I wrote it about 10 years ago). Just as a person is unable to live righteously before appropriating the enabling grace of God, so I was unable to write legibly until I was enabled by the word processor in my computer. I have provided “verse numbers” which correspond to the verses of Romans 7, and the beginning of Romans 8
12.Handwriting is important, and instruction in it is good.
13. So did that which is good cause my illegible handwriting? No way. It was the natural lack within me (perhaps my left-handedness and my lack of artistic talent) which made the scrawl come out, through the good instruction, in order that my poor handwriting truly be shown to be a scrawl, and through the handwriting instruction given to me, shown to be what it really is—absolutely illegible.
14. I know that handwriting instruction is good. But I am a scrawler.
15. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not write the way I want, but I write the very way that I hate.
16. Now even though I do not write the way I want, I agree that the handwriting instruction I received was good.
17. So then it is not that I do it deliberately, but that weakness that dwells within me is the cause.
18. For I know that no ability for handwriting dwells within me. I can will to write beautifully, but I cannot do it.
19. For I do not write the way I want, but the illegible scrawl that I do not want, is what I do.
20. Now if I scrawl in a way I don’t want, it is not I doing it deliberately, but the lack of skill within me.
21. So I find it to be a law of my nature, that when I want to write beautifully, an ugly scrawl comes out.
22. For in my inmost self, I delight in the thought of writing beautifully and legibly,
23. But I see in my nature another law at war with the law of my mental desire, making me captive to my weakness and my illegible handwriting.
24. Wretched man that I am! What can deliver me from this inability to write legibly?
25. Thank God for my computer! So then, I of myself (without my computer), write beautifully and legibly with my mind, but with my hand, I write an illegible scrawl.
1.There is now no criticism for those who write documents using a word processor and printer.
2. For the power of the word processor in my computer has set me free from the law of my incapable hand.
3. For the computer has done what handwriting instruction weakened by my inability could not do; by means of a word processor and printer, it did away with my illegible scrawl,
4. in order that the requirements for writing documents may be fulfilled in us who write not with our incapable hands, but with a word processor and printer.