The other night, my husband took the boys to karate and I stayed home with our toddler to get a head start on dinner so it would be hot and ready when they returned. This is our normal procedure and works beautifully normally.
And softly as always, God’s patient wisdom answered me in silence. The way only He can hold a mirror to my face so that I can reveal the answer to my own questions. “Yes,” He said. “Why, why, why. So that you would come to Me. You can not do this on your own.” I knew this to be true, and my sniveling was quieted. Only You can bless and multiply my efforts, my sweet Lord. Please forgive me for my foolishness and pride. I know I can do nothing good without You.
I surrender to Your perfect wisdom.
(But did it have to be gourds?)