May 10 | Psalm 139:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11
“And how precious to me are your thoughts Oh God! How vast this some of them! If I would count them, they are more numerous than sand. I awake, and you are still with me.” (Psalm 139:17–18)
“For God revealed these things to us through the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows what’s in a person except that person’s spirit in himself? Thus, even the things of God no one knows except God’s Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:10–11)
One of my favorite things to do is to ruminate and meditate over the thoughts I form in my day. The mind is a powerful tool. Imagination can take you anywhere. Thinking keeps the brain young. One scholar, Johannes Kepler, coined the phrase, “Thinking God’s thoughts after him.”
God is the greatest thinker. His thoughts are higher, more numerous, and more profound than yours. One of your goals should be to think God’s thoughts after him.
The Holy Spirit searches your mind and God’s mind. He connects them together so that you can think God’s thoughts after him. By seeking to know what God thinks and his counsel on everything in your life, you come to a place of loving and need to know God’s thoughts more than your own.
You need to know what God thinks to succeed in life. You need to know what he expects so you can become holy like Jesus.
Action Step: Take time to commune with God and listen to him. He will tell you his thoughts through his Spirit and Word. This is more important than your task list and schedule.
Father, I want to know your thoughts on each of my situations. I want to hear your wisdom and know your Spirit. I open my heart to hear from you. I wait in your presence. Speak to me through your Spirit and your Word.