I don't like math.
I don't 'get' math.
If you don't believe me, just come and spy on 7th grade math class in our schoolroom. You'll see the teacher (me) scurrying to learn the student's lesson, right before she tries to teach it!
Algebra, geometry, angles, equations....Aaagghhhh. Not my thing.
I don't get God's math either.
But, I do like it.
I was thinking about God's math today, and feeling perplexed.
"God, are you sure that Belinda + Homeschooling = God's Will? Are you sure you didn't make a mistake somewhere? Are you sure the equation shouldn't say Belinda + Making-art-and-drinking-coffee-all-day = God's Will? Or maybe we can change the first variable:
Lindsey + Homeschooling = God's Will! She's so much smarter!
Or Bethany + Homeschooling = God's Will! She's so much more capable!
Or maybe Liz + Homeschooling = God's Will! She's so much more patient!"
But then, Beth Moore (Bible Teacher and Spiritual Math Tutor) clarified for me that God's math makes perfect sense (to him), and we just need to accept, by faith, that there are no mistakes in his equations.
David + Smelly Shepherd = KING!
Mary + Teen Mom = Mother to the SAVIOR of the world!
Rahab + Prostitute = Israel's help and victory!
Paul + Murderer = Greatest Missionary EVER!
The problem is that I often leave out one of the variables.
I leave out God himself.
The truth is, Belinda + Homeschooling will never equal God's Will, not without God himself in the equation.
So, I'm learning. I'm sloooooooowly learning that ME + ANY TASK + GOD = VICTORY! Or to make it more 'mathy' m+a+g=v
Psalm 18:31- 36
Who is God but the LORD? Who is a rock except our God?
God arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like those of a deer and gives me sure footing on high places.
He trains my hands for battle so that my arms can bend an archer's bow of bronze.
You have given me the shield of your salvation. Your right hand supports me.
Your gentleness makes me great.
You make a wide path for me to walk on so that my feet do not slip.