“Jesus knew their thoughts …….” Luke 11:17.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Genesis 27-28, Psalm 4, and Luke 11.
How often we under-estimate God.
We see Him as distant from us. Someone Who has a lot going on. We see Him as unaware of us.
Then a verse like today’s comes along. God knows my thoughts.
What a scary thought! God knows what I’m thinking. He hears what I’m saying and knows why I’m saying it. I am an open book before Him.
It is discouraging to think that He hears what I say and that my “upset” words reach His ears.
But even when my words are good, He doesn’t miss the intention. He knows my foundations.
How can I live as I should? There is no room for deviation. My life must be perfect……….but it often isn’t.
My life must be tight to Him. I cannot roam into independent thinking. He must be in my thoughts.
How is this going to be possible? He must be overrunning my life!
I must frequently check where I am in relation to Him. Am I acting as if He is in my midst? If I am tuned in to that aspect, I will lessen my wandering from Him in thought, word, and deed.
“Lord, Your presence is what I want. The thing is, You are already with me. My problem is not acting accordingly. I act as if You are elsewhere. I think as if I believe that You are unaware of my thoughts. Forgive me for under-estimating Your marvelous presence. I am glad that I have You in my life. Overrun me, I beg.”
God knows EVERYTHING about you…………act accordingly.