How Well God Knows Us: Part III


Thuesday July 19, 2011

This jlog is a third in a series of how well God knows us and is taken from Psalm 139. When you think of God’s knowledge of us it blows my mind (not literally of course). “How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. (Psalm 139:17-18 NIV). Think about this passage for a minute. I have read this passage for many years and never took the time to ponder what it is really saying. The Psalmist says that all of God’s thoughts have been precious and there are many of them. In fact all of God’s thoughts toward me are immense. They are so vast that if counted they would outnumber the sand pebbles on the whole earth. I’m sorry for pausing and thinking about this (I stopped writing and began to think about this picture and couldn’t continue for a bit just thinking about all the thoughts that God has of me.). He knows me so well. He knows every thought I have ever had. He knows when I have fallen. He knows when I have thought every bad thoughts. He knows when I have thought very good things. Every single thought I have ever had, God knows and has registered my thoughts. But He knows your thoughts as well. Every thought you have ever had. That’s how ell God knows you. That’s how well God knows me. That’s how well God knows every person on the face of the earth.

This truth of God blows my mind. Is your mind being blown as you ponder this truth? I don’t know about you, but it causes me to begin to think about what I think about and what I am putting into my mind. I begin to think about being more intentionally about my thought life and making sure that my thoughts and intentions line up with what my wonderful God wants for and from me.

Today on this journey, I want to take every thought captive to Him and allow Him to transform all that I think about.

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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