Enormity

Open it up for them.

This week on one of my walks with God, He started telling me lots of things -more than I could process.

He’s done that before – brought me so much revelation at one time that I couldn’t take it all in. I wondered why he was doing it that day.

When I came back inside, I saw a picture on our refrigerator of me, Carey, Troy, and Carrie. In that picture we are in the dining car of our train on the trip we took to Alaska last July.

I could see those tall, skinny evergreens through the window of the dining car in the picture and remembered that eight hour train ride from Anchorage to Denali.

Except for passing through two towns, that’s all we saw  – evergreens, mountains, rivers, and lakes. For eight hours.

I guess some people might think that was boring. But it was so beautiful. And seeing the beauty over and over for eight hours showed me the enormity of God.

And what I saw was just the tip of the iceberg.

The night before I looked at our picture again, Carey had had a dream about cheese bites. In her dream it seemed that God’s word had to be given in small chunks, in bites.

It may seem like I’m changing subjects, but this is my busiest month of the year at work. On Monday at work, as I was juggling and keeping all the balls in the air, there was a point when I felt overloaded. I thought I had lost my ability to keep plates spinning.

So I just turned it all over to Him – after all, He is the master of all time. And, go figure, I ended up having a great day.

It felt like God was showing us – in Carey’s dream, in my reflection on the picture, and in my workload – that we can only take in so much at a time.

No one is born with the wisdom of Solomon. Those who do gain wisdom, do so by seeking God and his word, day to day and moment to moment, gaining wisdom one bite at a time.

You can’t remove all the need in the world today but there are lots of ways you can help. Ask God if it is time to spend a little more time on wisdom.

The foursome on the train to Denali

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