“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.” (Psalms 139:17-18 KJV)
Recently my wife and I received a handwritten letter from one of our very revered mentors, Dr. Mike Murdock, expressing his good thoughts toward us. You can imagine the excitement and joy that flooded our hearts reading from this great sage.
We found it very intentional and thoughtful of him to decide to write us a handwritten letter duly signed by him. Howbeit, it’s imperative to note that no matter how intimate a human relationship is, you can easily sum or measure the quantum or currency of the thoughts toward you; but not with God.
God’s thoughts toward us is different. It can’t be summed or measured in arithmetic or geometric sequence. From our text, the Psalmist summarised that God’s thoughts toward him couldn’t be numbered as it outnumbers the sand of the earth.
No wonder, God had to use the distance between heaven and earth to measure the very height of the difference in His thoughts from ours. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9 KJV)
It’s most cheering to know that God’s thoughts towards us cannot even be described by its pluralism or multiplicities but in its supernatural intent and beneficial content. God said, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jer.29:11 KJV)
Please note that you can’t amplify or diminish God’s thoughts toward you, but you can maximize the grace in His thoughts by your faith practices or habits. Here are a few habits you can employ:
1. Have the mind of Christ.
Everyone born of the Spirit of God has the mind of Christ. Therefore, new birth will open you up for a mind transplant. (1 Cor.2:16)
2. Recognize the Holy Spirit as Lord and develop an intimate relationship with Him.
Only the Spirit of God knows what is in the mind of God. An intimate relationship with Him will guarantee constant flow of revelation, inspiration, instructions, directions and doctrines. (1 Cor.2:11; 2 Cor.3:17; John 14:26)
3. Study and meditate in the Word.
God’s thoughts are embodied in His Words. As you study His Word and meditate therein, you’re taught and get to know His innermost thoughts toward you. (Acts 10:19; 1 Tim.4:15; 2 Tim.3:16)
4. Make His thoughts your thoughts.
Transformation cannot happen just by knowing God’s thoughts toward you without making His thoughts your thoughts. There should be a mind transformation based on the workings of the information and revelation received from His Word. (Prov.23:7; Phil.4:8-9)
5. Give life to His thoughts by your obedience.
It’s your obedience of faith that gives materiality or substance to His thoughts. It is only what you believe that you become and will be established. (2 Chron.20:20; Prov.3:5-6; 16:2-3)
6. Give voice to His thoughts.
The spirit of faith is a speaking faith. Absolute faith in His thoughts will always provoke confirmed informed conversations and declarations. Until you give voice to the thoughts of God, your victory is not in sight. (2 Cor.4:13; Acts 4:20;1 John 1:3)
It’s a new day for you!
Remain ever beautified,