Treasurable Thoughts

“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.” Psalm 139:17-18 (KJV)

Have you ever examined and entertained how often our Eternal God thinks about us?  It is indeed a tall order to be occupied with what God thinks instead of being occupied with what people think and feel about us. In all of our relationships, personal, private, and professional we are often preoccupied with what people think.

Quite frankly, for a lot of us, it is a hard habit to break. We want approval, acknowledgement, attention, adoration, and allegiance. Only the AlmightyAll-KnowingAll-LovingAlways Faithful and TrueGod can absolutely answer all our needs!

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 (KJV)

“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” Psalm 107:8-9 (KJV)

Consider David’s assessment on the thoughts that God had about him in Psalm 139. I submit to you that before David could share his thoughts, he had to be in the right mindset. As the Apostle Paul reminds us, stinking thinking will keep you sinking!

“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:5-8 (KJV)

So as a result of the eternal Spirit enjoying authority in David’s mind, he was able to accurately assess what God thought about him and he treasured those thoughts.  Remember on the Spirit can authenticate and accurately reveal the mind of God.

“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:11 (KJV)

Two things resonated in his mind as revealed by the Spirit of God.

1. The preciousness of God's thoughts toward him. 
David’s thoughts toward the omniscient God caused him to treasure in the tender considerations of his Lord. He rejoiced that his God knew him, understood him, even to deepest levels of his soul. Instead of taking fast flight from God's presence, he would fast forward into His arms. Instead of chasing after concealment, David would catapult and launch himself to the heights of heaven.

2. The consideration of God's innumerable thoughts toward him.
David transitions from contemplating the blatancy of his own thoughts before God to considering the number of thoughts that God had about him.  How great was the sum of God’s thoughts towards David! They were more in number than the sand. Our infinite God enjoys an infinite number of thoughts towards those with whom He is intimate. 

When our conscience is not conducting itself in accordance with the Spirit of God, we can center on condemnation. When the Spirit of God captures our conscience and we are able to connect with His thoughts, the blessings are countless.

For the Glory of God,
 
PBKSR