Before you read this, please stop and pray for India. The whole nation is in dire straits because of COVID. Ask the Lord to help every believer to keep their focus on Him, and to remain steadfast in hope. Thank you.
I like to meditate on God’s character of Self-Existent. He has no borders, boundaries, no fences or obstacles. Jeremiah 23:23-24 says, “Am I am God near at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him? says the Lord; Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.”
We can box God in through our thoughts, but He is free of any human constraint. Psalm 36:5-6 are two verses that help expand our thoughts. They say, “Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep…”
Proverbs 23:7 says that our thoughts form who we think we are. Do you think of yourself as God thinks of you? This morning I want to turn you to Isaiah 54. Though it was written to Israel, here is an application that I want you to consider. In verse 2 I am changing it from them to the Holy Spirit.
When we daily read God’s word systematically, taking in His whole counsel, our thought processes will expand. Old ways of thinking, erroneous mindsets, lies we have believed, and heart-idols will be challenged. Truth that sets us free will take up residence. Our heart-reservoir will be filled with fresh, living water.
It is like putting muddy rocks in a jar. As you consistently run fresh water into the jar, the dirt flows out and the murky waters clear. Here is another verse that illustrates thought-expansion.
Ephesians 3:20 Amplified says, “Now to Him Who by (in consequence of) the action of His) power that is at work within us, is able (to carry out His purpose and) do superabundantly, far over and above all that we (dare) ask or think (infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hope, or dreams).”