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 (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV)
How do you feel after reading what God is saying in the verse above about you?
He says He knows the thoughts He has towards you. God’s thoughts for you are those of peace, and love, and superfluous grace. He looks at you and desires for you to know what He thinks about you. God has thoughts. He has plans. He has feelings, and He yearns for us. Remember, we were made in His image and likeness. He is not like us, but we are and were made to be like Him!
Why should we endeavor to know God’s thoughts about us? Well, as Creator and Father, our knowledge of what He thinks about us has a profound impact on how we see ourselves and live daily. Note I did not merely say His thoughts impact us. Our knowledge of what He thinks about us is what is critical here.
There might be some of you reading this and struggling with social and emotional issues that will be addressed immediately if you would simply know what God thinks about you. Can you imagine what happened to Jesus when He heard the Father’s voice saying to Him “You are My Beloved Son”? Well, those same words are spoken over you in Christ! Would you accept and believe them?
Please take a moment to read, ponder and mutter the words of Jer. 29:11 above.
APPLY THE WORD
Some of you might be reading this now and saying to yourself: “if only God could speak to me like He did to Jesus or through a prophet His good thoughts about me!”. God has already spoken to you: hear His voice in the scriptures! He will also sometimes use prophets or even speak to you directly but the surest prophecy you have is the Bible! Believe the Word and rest in His thoughts about you.
Thank the Father for the beautiful thoughts He has towards you.