Thursday, July 17, 2008

My God is Too Small

We have one of those key pads on our garage and I have tried everything I can think of to get it to work. You know that I have these wonderful neighbors who do lots of things for us, including cleaning my whole entire house while I was out of town so I could come home to a clean house. I have wanted to get the garage pad to work so they could just come over whenever they wanted. I was so bummed that I couldn't get it to work. It is nice to be able to have a neighbor who can just let themselves in when they need something, like an IZZY, our new favorite drink. Or when I need them to clean my house because my husband offered to have a couple stay here while we were out of town and I didn't clean before I left and Brad was here for a week without me. Yes, it was a mess.

So, I have been very disappointed that I couldn't get the garage code to work and I was telling my neighbor, Melanie this. She simply said, “why don't you just make me a key to your house?” Well, well, well, if I am not the blondest thing around. I never thought of that. Have you ever done this, just have one solution to the problem in your head and not thought of the other possibilities?

I think I do this with God often. I think I know the answer to the problem and this is how it needs to be solved and I don't leave any room for God to answer the way He wants. I "put God in a box" of my earthly solutions to things. I know that "His ways are not my ways" yet I try to find the answers in my small very blonde brain. Today I am asking God to give me His answers to my questions, His solutions to my problems, and His assurance to my doubts!


Breanne Vasquez said...

Yes, I do put Him in box. How funny - I would do that too and I am not blonde.

Robin James said...

I think I have one of those boxes too around here somewhere!

The Happy Housewife said...

Great post! I can relate and I am a brunette :). I think we all have put God in some sort of box, some bigger some smaller, but we don't ever realize how Awesome and magnificent He truly is...
As for your bread question, you might be using too much flour. Try using less flour and see if your bread is less crumbly. If that doesn't work, email me and I will ask around.