Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday - He Thinks of Me!

Every time I read this verse it brings a smile to my face. To think that the Creator of the Universe thinks about me! Not only that, but God thinks about each and every one of his children on an individual basis. He not only thinks of us, but He ponders and meditates on those precious thoughts.

In Jeremiah 29:11 the Lord God says, “For I know the thoughts I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you an expected end.” What are His thoughts? First He says peace – His peace. It’s not the absence of conflict, its peace in the midst of it! Peace from worry, or anxiety. Peace that passes all understanding. (Phil. 4:6-7). Peace knowing that God is in control in a seemingly uncontrollable world.

Second, God says He does not think or even have plans for evil to befall us. Yes, bad things happen to good people, but that is not God’s plan for us. We live in a sinful world where bad things happen because sin is in this world and Satan and his angels have dominance over this world right now. But Satan cannot touch what is most important to God… God’s expectant end for us; which is only the beginning of an eternal life with Him!

Yes, our God is an awesome God whose thoughts are so precious towards us that He made a way for us to spend all of eternity with Him. Through His beloved Son, who died on the cross for our sins and rose again, we have a marvelous expected end…. Eternal life with an everlasting ever loving merciful God




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17 comments:

crittyjoy said...

cuteness! Love that verse and your thoughts (I almost used my cat this week too!)

Hope you have a blessed day!

Nancie said...

Lovely picture and very encouraging verse! I am so encouraged to know that God thinks of me. Thank you for sharing with us. May God bless you always!

luvmy4sons said...

Such a wonderful verse to contemplate on! The Creator of the universe not only thinks of me but those thoughts are wonderful and precious!

Mimi said...

I love that kitty, great job!

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Jinxie said...

Great verse. Awe the Kitty is sooo cute. I've thought about putting my dogs in my blogs but for now they are just on my page.

God does think of us, such a Blessing.

Have a beautiful day!

Beth in NC said...

Oh how cute! You and I were on a similar train of thought this morning. I just posted about God's purposes, plans, and love for us.

Bless you!
Beth

Deanna said...

Stopping to listen to Him... that is the key!

LauraLee Shaw said...

How darling!!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is the cutest kitty ever! I love that verse.

Kristi said...

I love this WFW and for your wonderful Words of wisdom about peace. Blessings to you today.

Alexis said...

Wonderful thoughts (and such a cute picture!) Thanks for sharing today - I hope you're starting to feel better, I've prayed for you today.

Laurie Ann said...

Very cute picture, and what a wonderful verse you chose! I love it! Your post really made me think. I'm so glad our Creator loves us so much that He thinks of us, and has good thoughts toward us. Isn't that comforting? Happy WFW!

LisaShaw said...

This is an awesome message Michele! Beautiful verse and reminder to each one of us as to how truly blessed we are in the LORD.

I am grateful to be a child of the LORD. I'm sure all of you are too.

Thank you Michele for having a heart for the LORD.

hennhouse said...

They make me smile, too! Happy WFW!

Denise said...

So very cute.

Sue said...

I love that verse and the picture you put it on. I still want to learn how to put words on pics like that. Precious!

Debra said...

Michele,

Love that verse...and love the pic you put with it!

Blessings to you today!!