A very practical God
I find when I’m inundated with too many abstract problems and lost in my head and thoughts, something practical happens that brings me down to earth.
Recently my mind was being swirled and twisted and then my refrigerator stopped working and I had to research what to purchase and even discarding the old one which was a problem. When I tried to remove the ice maker coil attached to the unit it started to leak and then to flood and the attached valve underneath the sink was totally frozen.
What to do? I ran it by some handy people and realized I had a plumbing problem and might have to replace all the valves underneath the sink. Can't wing that one. Need a licensed plumber so work is insured. Solving this was like a chess match.
When I tried to force a solution it fell apart. For instance, one handyman said he would try to put a plug on the coil but later canceled out. He was probably afraid to get involved.
Well I mentioned my woes to a neighbor and he said he was replacing his refrigerator soon and I could have his. Nice and with the flow. But what about maybe needing extensive plumbing work. Could it be in the thousands? Well, biking home I saw a contractors truck and left a note on it to stop by. Later he did. A big fellow with a pony tailed assistant knocked on the door, and he was very much a gentleman. He said the valves were very old and could be replaced cheaply but his company uses brass piping so a bit more. It would cost 100 dollars for the parts and $100 an hour for labor but should be just one hour.
I said I did not want any surprises on that, and he assured me it would not be much more in a worse case scenario. Well its what I wanted to hear and I think he was sincere. However, this is Florida. Well, told him I'd sleep on it and would call soon. I probably will tomorrow and move this along. I've had to turn the water off to the condominium but I'm ok. I don't like making urgent decisions if it can be helped.
The point here is, as with an electrical wire, my mind, my thinking, my thoughts were grounded with this practical problem that needed a solution. There was no room for wrestling with the future, or spiritual roads to be deciphered, or for carving out a destiny. My feet had to be on the ground.
Our God can be a very practical God.