This morning in my quiet time I was thinking about how the Lord thinks of me. He is Ever Present. He is All Knowing. Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights is his way.”
I like to picture this verse as the Lord literally placing my feet into each step as I take it. The second part of the verse is amazing. He delights in placing my steps, and helping me walk on the paths He has pre-charted. He always goes before us. He prepares the way long before we walk it. Job said that He knows the way that I take.
Psalm 139:14 says, “How precious are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Verse 15 goes onto say that they are more than the sands of the sea. Imagine with me, taking a handful of sand. Now, try to count how many grains of sand you are holding. The Lord’s thoughts are of you, and me, and all of His children individually. They are constant, consistent, and never distracted.
His thoughts are precious. He delights in us! Jeremiah 29:11 says that His thoughts are not evil (negative) but peaceful, and designed to give us a future and a hope.
I wrote Psalm 139:5-6 in my journal. My friend texted me these verses this morning. They are from the Passion Translation. I want to share the wording with you. “You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.”
Psalms 139:2-4 TPT
Verse 6 in the Amplified says, “Your (infinite) knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high above me, I cannot reach it.” His infinite thoughts about each of us bring Him delight.
The challenge comes. How much do you think about the Lord? Is He constantly in your thoughts? It gives new meaning for me to Proverbs 3:6. It says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”