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Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.

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  1. I never thought of it this way! Interesting how Jesus tells to keep knocking, keep asking, keep trying to get in. And yet other times he clearly gives us the “childproof”‘bottle for our protection. Lord, give us the wisdom to know the difference. Thanks for this post!

    • Oh yes. Too often I keep knocking when I should sit in silence (and anticipation). Or I switch it around and stay still when He wants me to move and act.

  2. I think situations in our lives are definitely like this! I notice that when ever I open that place/situation too soon there are major consequences. (Oh, and I still use a spoon trick to open the Ragu bottle! )

      • Take a spoon (older and one you don’t mind bending) place the tip under the rim of the top(will work for any sealed like this). The cupped portion of the spoon should be towards you. Tip the spoon away from you so that you are pushing the handle towards the jar, and the tip should be under the cap and going towards you. The pressure under the cap should release, and you should hear a pop. Works almost every time, and you don’t need that much pressure. You could use a knife, but this is safer, and actually gives better leverage.

  3. “We do this as adults, too. We meddle with our words and our mouths. We stick our heads into business that has nothing to do with us. We whine when we don’t have the answer when we want it, how we want it. We whine when we get the wrong answer. It all seems so little, so harmful, but it’s dangerous to not only us, but those around us.”

    man alive have i seen that this week. good words!

    and i was thinking…if you turn to the right…you’re never going to get it open. righty tighty! 😉

  4. I identify with this so much. So often, I try to push things forward in order to make them happen, but I’m learning I need to quit pushing and wait on God.