We don't understand either, so they must be the same.
But what your asking about is the classic struggle between the two ways the world was created. (Genesis 1 and 2 I believe.)
The first time god created the world, it was done in a manner of him creating something, seeing that it was good and moving on. He created man and said flourish. That was the begining. Then in Genesis 2, he makes adam out of dirt, personafying him, giving him reign over the garden of eden and what not.
The first version, god is simply the creator, in the second, he interacts with the creation.