toilet paper

The age-old question – “Why did God make mosquitos?” – doesn’t enthrall me much anymore.

It use to.

But my questions have drifted to deeper mysteries like: “Why are small children so obsessed with the toilet paper roll?” or “Why aren’t kids created to enjoy the crust on their bread?” or “How come two, three, and sometimes four-year-olds feel the urge to stand on their chairs while they eat?” 

 

See??   The mosquito question pales in comparison now doesn’t it?

Regardless of the question. Whether it be the worth of mosquitos or bed-time conundrums – There is wisdom to be searched. There are lessons to be learned. Refining to happen. It all has a purpose.

 

The mosquito question pales in comparison…

 

As I ponder these things. I type them for myself to process (and now share them here on the blog)… This verse has surfaced Proverbs 24:3-4. 

 

Build your house on wisdom. ASK for wisdom. Through your day, under your breath, out loud,  as many times as you can. As the toilet paper roll is unraveled again. As you clean out another pair of soiled pants. Wipe up the next glass of spilled milk.

 

Ask for wisdom. Even more, ask the One who has all wisdom to show you His wisdom in it all. 

 

Then seek understanding. Don’t settle with just learning a ‘good lesson’ that is focused on you. There are some profound fruits that are promised here – treasure & riches! I don’t know what that will look like for you and your family. But it can’t be bad! 

 

Ask for wisdom. Build your house. Build your family. 

 

Proverbs 24:3-4
By wisdom a house is builtand through  
   understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
   with rare and beautiful treasures.

Written by Jason

lover of: Jesus, @legangw1, 5 sons, lyrics, family humor, and epic blanket forts. Worship Pastor: www.praisecc.org Blogger: www.atthespeedoffamily.com Songwriter: www.soundcloud.com/jgangwish