‘How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.’ Psalm 139:17-18 (NIV)
Have you ever thought about God’s thoughts? We hear about them in sermons. We read about them in the Bible. But do we ever consider what they are, and why they are so special?
It is hard to wrap our human minds around the fact that God thinks. He created the action of thinking. He is the great Thinker, and I am not speaking of the statue. God is the epitome and Father of great thoughts.
Even though we tend to think of God as one Who already has His plans and purposes in place, which He does, the fact remains that He Himself tells us that He is a thinking God. He does not ‘re-think’ His plans, and He does not make errors in anything He does. When He purposes to do something, He will do it. But when we consider His thinking, we must consider it as linked to love.
Love is what causes God to think towards us. Because He loves us, He shares with us how He sees us and how He feels about us. He does not hide these thoughts. That is because God values us. Because He values us, He sees the importance of encouraging us. He knows how difficult our lives can be because the enemy is constantly bringing attacks against us. When he does this, God retaliates with words of love for His own children.
Jesus said, ‘Remain in me, and I will remain in you.’ John 15:4 (NIV). If God did not care for us, and think highly of us, why would He make such wonderful promises to us, that He will always be with us? Look through the concordance in the back of your Bible, and look up the word ‘thoughts’. Read the scriptures associated. You will see that God does indeed think of us, and does have thoughts meant to bless us, every single day of our lives. This is one of God’s purposes, to bless His own. Thus, His very thoughts of us are to be cherished, to be considered precious, to be considered among His many truths. He is Our Hope, and He brings that to us daily, if we will simply listen.
‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.’ Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NKJ)
*If you would like specific scriptures that address how God thinks about you, please leave a comment on this post, and I will provide those scriptures for you. You may also ask any questions you have about this devotional’s message.