The Many Thoughts of God – Psalm 139:17-18

The Many Thoughts of God – Psalm 139:17-18

God, how precious your thoughts are to me; how vast their sum is! If I counted them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I wake up, I am still with you. (Psalm 139:17-18)

 

Reflection:

The thoughts of God should be as precious to us now as they were to the writer of this psalm. God’s thoughts are truth, and they bring life and beauty to our world. God takes his delight in sharing his thoughts with us, and the thoughts of God are vast in number. There is always something new God wishes to seed into our souls. It is a great privilege to be a human being and to be the recipient of the thoughts of God. We should treasure them higher than any worldly gain.

 

Prayer:

Almighty God, thank you for being willing to share your thoughts with me! Let my ears be trained to your voice and my mind receptive to your truth.

 

Life Application:

We live in a world awash in information; in fact, we are drowning in it. Every day we are flooded with more information than we can absorb, and many of us have become addicted to the constant stream available to us. We can barely go a day without checking the news stream or seeing what others are posting. The problem is that much of what we see and hear is either inaccurate or damaging. The constant barrage does not bring our soul the peace we crave, but actually does the opposite. As a people, we are more anxious and worried than ever before. But God wishes to speak his truth to us, and God’s truth is what our soul secretly craves. Nothing can take its place. So begin to curtail the constant barrage of endless information and begin to listen for the gentle voice of God. Turn off your devices and tune in your heart. And trust that God will provide everything you need!