I had an opportunity talk about the God’s thought to my small group of people. I hope you will be blessed by this message. What are the God’s thoughts for us? How even we would know what is in God’s mind for us? What is his plan?
Before going through answering these questions we need to know that , we can go around and explain what is , what is not. It is easy for us to play with words. If we want know God’s thought , the first easy step to knowing it is to know his word. What God’s word says? for this very reason we go to the Holy Bible .
Bible is written by over 40 authors throughout the century . But as we know the main author of the bible is The Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit is one of the person in Trinity.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. ( Isaiah 55: 8-9)
three things we can see in those verses which are:
1- God is infinite and we are finite
2- God knows the end from the beginning
3- God knows the why and we only receiving the wisdom
Although it is hard to understanding of God’s thoughts but his mercy and love and His promises are open for us.
God promised us to not leave us alone with confusion. We read :
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.( Philippians 4 :4-7)
In those verse God promised us to give us strengthen in bad times. Three God’s thoughts observed in those verses :
1- First , God promised to us give us the spirit of wisdom NOT confusion
2- Second , God promised to us give us the spirit of peace NOT worry
3- Third , God promised us to give us the spirit of joy EVEN in trouble times
The act of God have seen in Abram and Sarah that Sarah born a child in the age of 90. We have seen after Stephan how God brought Philips for His kingdom. The ways of the Lord are amazing and we would not be able to comprehend with our earthly mind and thought. In Psalms 95 : 2 we read. We need a fresh mind , a pure relationship with God himself to Understand of His ways.
“Before one can walk as Christ walked,
and talk as He talked,
he must first begin to think as Christ thought.”
― A.A. Allen
Jeremiah 23 : 29 , repeatedly telling me that ” “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
We need to recognise the God’s thoughts and consult with Him. Ask Him.Is this you thought God? We need to accept God’s plan in our life and know that He wants the best for us does not matter if we can not understand it. I want to read with you 1 Corinthians 2 : 11-16.
” For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
Yes , you have the mind of Christ and you are taught by the spirit , and you will understand the things freely given by God. When we have the mind of Christ then we know what is God’s thoughts and how we can apply in our life.
“man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7).”
All yours when you have God’s thoughts.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
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