God’s Thoughts About Us
How precious to me are your thoughts God! How vast is the sum of them!Psalm 139:17
Do we wonder what God is thinking concerning our thoughts, words, and actions? We can easily train ourselves to always be aware of what God is thinking, whatever we are doing. Especially if we ask what His thoughts are, based on what we have chosen to think, say, or do. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31) If we are consciously and subconsciously aware that in everything we do, we do it for the glory of God. If we can do this, it will be easy to recognize when we do somethings that is not pleasing to God.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:23-24) This is a verse we can memorize, and quote when we ask the Lord if what we are doing is pleasing to him. There are many times we can be sure what we are doing is pleasing to God, because we know the Word. As a minimum we should bring this verse into our morning and evening prayer, because no one is perfect except Jesus.
If we put our will over God’s will, then how does God see our faith? We need faith that trusts God’s will over our will. If we ask, God may place a direct thought in our mind, or make our hearts uncomfortable. There are many things we can do that are our will, that are pleasing to God, as long as we reflect Christ. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) The problem is when we lean on our understanding, or our own justification, and we proceed with our will instead of doing God’s will.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Romans 8:14) We can always know God is content when do our best to follow the Spirit. We ask Christ for his guidance and through the Spirit he answers by placing thoughts in our minds or changing the desires of our heart. The more we know the Word, the more we pray, the more we will receive the Lord’s thoughts and changes in the attitude of our hearts.
Today always seek to know God’s thoughts as you go through the day, and compare your thoughts, words, and actions with what is written in the Word. Seek to give glory to God in everything you do today.
Prayer: Father, help me to be aware of your thoughts whenever I sin in thought, word, or action, and help me to capture every thought and change my thought to obedience of your Word. In Jesus name. Amen