Guest post: Debbie Giese, Toy Box Logic

Aug 27, 2011Family Uncaged, Find joy today

Today I’m privileged to have Debbie Giese sharing her heart about God speaking in the mundane. I pray her post blesses the socks off you!

God continues to astound me with how He speaks through the extremely mundane, the ordinary business of a regular day, to teach me about Himself. This  lesson, even though it was barely 6:30 in the morning, began with a pile of Legos. Duplos, actually. The chunky ones that really hurt if you step on them in the dark.

Anyway, as my five year old was playing, he said he’s using the big pieces for the bottom. I said that’s good…it’ll have a strong foundation. Use the big ones instead of the little ones so your house isn’t wobbly.

Sounds simple enough, except that every verse having to do with a firm foundation flew into my head. (Get to know the Word and you never know where it will turn up!) I thought about the big pieces that God has for us to stand on, compared to all the little pieces that the world has.

This isn’t just toy-box logic, either. The enemy of our souls would love for us to build our foundation on lies, on little pieces of half-truths. He would love for us to use the size of our checkbooks, houses, and bras to tell us who we are. He thrives on keeping us confused as to our real identity, who Christ created us to be.

The problem with using the little pieces to build your foundation is that it is shifty. Our checkbooks, houses, and bra sizes change.  And, if we are the sum of who we think we are, where is the stability? If one day I wake up and feel good about myself, and the next day not so good, which one is right? We can’t be our own measure of truth.

God’s Word provides us with the big pieces to make our foundation strong.


  • I know who I am. I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which He has prepared in advance for me to do (Ephesians 2:10).
  • I know I am loved, because God gave His only Son for me, that I might have eternal life through Him and with Him (John 3:16).
  • I know I am a sinner, someone who acts contrary to what God would want for me, but that when I confess those sins and turn away, God is faithful to forgive me and clean me up, making me look more like Him (1 John 1:9).
  • I know my life won’t be perfect and painless, but God will use it all, good and bad, for His glory (Romans 8:28).
  • I know that He knows me, that He formed me, that He called me by name, and that He has redeemed me, and that I have nothing to be afraid of (Isaiah 43:1)

I bet you didn’t know that all that wisdom was in a box of Duplos.

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