Friday, June 6, 2008

Always Thinking

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." —Isaiah 41:10

There’s a story about a man who was visiting relatives on a farm. When the farmer whistled, his dog herded the cattle into the corral, then latched the gate with her paw. "Wow, that’s some dog. What’s her name?" The forgetful farmer thought a minute, then asked, "What do you call that red flower that smells good and has thorns on the stem?" "A rose?" "That’s it!" The farmer turned to his wife. "Hey Rose, what do we call this dog?"

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget important things. If it were not for my organizer, calendar and sticky notes, I’d forget everything. My wife is great about remembering birthdays, anniversaries and important occasions. Have you ever had someone forget an important occasion? Maybe your spouse forgot your anniversary or your birthday. Or maybe your children forgot you at Christmas. Even when people forget you, you need to know that God never forgets you. You are always on His mind. Romans 8:31 says, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Did you know that God is thinking about you right now. He is not thinking about you merely as a member of the human race or as a part of your church. He is thinking about you as an individual. “What? God thinks about little me? Isn’t He busy?” The psalmist wrote, "Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered" (Psalm 40:5). Its great to know that God is never too busy for us, even though sometimes we are too busy for Him.

God's thoughts toward you are continual and uncountable. You could never add the sum of God’s tremendous thoughts toward you. God Almighty, the one who holds the heavens in the span of His hand, the one who spoke creation into being, is thinking about you right now. What an amazing fact!

Not only is God the Father thinking about you, but God the Son is interceding for you. Hebrews 7:25 says, "Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."

So, God the Father is thinking about you, God the Son is praying for and interceding for you, and God the Holy Spirit is helping you as well: "Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:27).

What more could you want to assure you that you are worth something? You are not forgotten. God is constantly thinking about you. Jesus is constantly interceding for you. The Holy Spirit is your constant Helper. God is for you. God is thinking about you. God is on your side!

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