God Words: Love
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
God is love (1 John 4:8).
Elizabeth Barrett Browning begins her sonnet How do I love thee? with these endearing words, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” She wrote these words because she was finite. She loved deeply, but not infinitely. Anything that can be counted has limitations.
If you asked God at this moment, “How do you love me?” His answer would be, “My love for you is unmeasurable; my thoughts toward you are innumerable.” God’s love for you is a love without limits.
In the early years of DaySpring we published a small stationery note. We put these words on the cover, “The Lord Brought You to Mind Today.” It quickly became a best seller. If the Lord sent you a stationary note today it would read, “There is never a day when you are not in My thoughts; never a time without my love.”
Everything about God is staggering! If we could encircle God in our thoughts we would be encircling the wrong god. Every name God has, and every attribute in His character will quickly bring us to the end of our vocabulary in attempting to describe Him.
Try and get your thoughts around someone who has no limits. Think upon this for a few moments and your brain will wave the flag of surrender. If God had limitations in anyway, at anytime, in anyplace, and in any situation, God would be finite.
Here are two amazing verses from the Psalms that point us to His infinite thoughts:
Many, O my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count (Psalms 40:5).
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand (Psalms139:17).
Your faith can put its arms around these verses and draw them close to your heart. You are in God’s thoughts!
What kind of thoughts does God
have toward you?
How many of these thoughts does God have toward you? More than can be numbered!
If you knew how many loving thoughts God has toward you today (not to mention your lifetime) you would be astonished.
Think of it this way…There are 200 billion trillion stars in the known universe. God’s thoughts are more than the stars. There are 7.5 sextillion grains of sand on earth. God’s thoughts are more than the grains of sand. How is that possible? Because God is infinite…His precious loving thoughts toward you cannot be numbered because they have no end.
“Our Father’s thoughts to us-ward are many. We only know a few of them, but they are flowing us-ward all the time.” -Amy Carmichael
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33).
Prayer: Thank you God that your thoughts toward me today are the thoughts of a loving, caring Father. I know your thoughts toward me tomorrow will not change. I put, and will keep, my trust in you alone.
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