“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” Isaiah 26:3, NKJV.
God can use anything and anyone to remind you that He is with you. He’ll use the ray of the sunshine on your face, the warm hug from your grandchild, the blossoming flowers on your porch and the unexpected check in the mail. He has special ways to let you know, He is thinking about you. God created thoughtfulness. It is what He is. You are on His mind constantly, and it’s the good and healthy kind of obsession.
What if you made it your personal pursuit to think about God just as much as He thinks about you? It is not hard to do if you consider a romantic relationship. When you really like someone, that person consumes your thoughts. They are on your mind when you wake up and when you lie down to go to sleep. You daydream at work because you’re planning your wedding, and the person hasn’t even asked you out on a date. We know how to think about someone all through the day.
Imagine how much peace you’ll experience if you trained your mind to think about God that way.
Challenge: As you go throughout your day, and as you observe everything around you, look for how those things remind you of God’s nature and how He feels about you.
Prayer: Father God, I thank You for speaking to my heart. Thank You for thinking of me and loving me the way You do. Help me to think about You the same way. You deserve that. You’ve done so much for me. I’m sorry for being so distracted with cares. Help me to see how much You love me, how much You care for me. Change my heart and mind to be more focused and centered on You. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Read Psalm 139)