"I don't think the way you think. The way you work isn't the way I work." Isaiah 55:8 (MSG)
A few years ago I asked my wife and children to to an exercise with me. All four of us to the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator test. We then spent a Saturday morning with my friend Matthew going over the results and talking about each of our personalities. It was a very revealing experience for me and, I hope, for the rest of the family.
One of the things that I discovered as part of this process was that some of my children's perceptions of me were a far cry from reality. Children view their parents with blinders. This is part of the natural mode of life, and you don't begin to see your parents in a different perspective until your own life experience broadens. Part of the takeway for me in the experience was coming to the realization that my children did not have a complete picture of who their father was, and is. I didn't think the way they think.
What a great lesson for me to turn and apply to my own relationship with Father God. As I continue in the journey and experience broadens my perspective, I'm afforded a greater perspective of who He was, and is, and is to come. Yet, I must humbly and continually acknowledge that God's thinking and workings are beyond anything I can possibly fathom.