God’s larger thoughts
Key Verse: Isaiah 55:8-9 - KJV
8. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
2 Chronicles 20:15-25
Judah was a tiny nation under king Jehoshaphat. Yet, the enemy was obsessed against it. The Ammonites needed to call up some other nations to combine with themselves to fight little Judah. When the people heard it, of course they were perplexed. They were pushed back against the wall and knew not what else to do than to call on the Lord of whom they had heard so much in history, to rescue them. The historical perspective they heard was different from what they got. While they may have been thinking of strategies on drawing swords and laying ambush, God said to them they needed not fight; they were just to come forward and stay still. At the end of the day, the syndicate of armies that came fought themselves and destroyed themselves by themselves completely. This gives us confidence that for a user of this Guide, God will come through for you in your present circumstance in a way you cannot fathom ordinarily, in Jesus name.
The thoughts of man are quite myopic when compared to that of God. While man may be taking self-centered thoughts about things, God takes a general and all-encompassing thought about the same. As we think about ourselves, God thinks of the impact of the impending action on a larger number of people. Hence, while we are enthralled with having an immediate answer and we appear not to be getting it, God is arranging to ensure that what is gain to us does not become evil to another. For instance, when jeroboam took Israel away from Rehoboam and left him with Judah, the thoughts of Rehoboam was to war against Jeroboam. He sought the face of God for support. It would have been the joy of Rehoboam to overrun Israel and Jeroboam. But it was not the thought of God to have brothers killing one another. There are times when the things we seek conflict with the will of God as our thoughts are immediate/instant gratification whereas God’s pleasure is in the long run effect of the actions.
For as much as we can align our thoughts with that of God which basically is love, we can rest assured that our requests will be speedily granted just like Solomon’s.
Pray: Father, help me always to align my thoughts with your will so that I may enjoy your ways forever in Jesus name.