Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors. It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power.
We are constantly thinking about ourselves, but is anybody else? Psalm 139 tells us about how often and what God is thinking about us.
Ask the children…
How many are God’s thoughts about us?
“your thoughts about me,[b] O God. They cannot be numbered! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!.” (Psalm 139:17, 18 )
What is God thinking about us?
“How precious are your thoughts about me” (Psalm 139:17)
God is always thinking about us and He is thinking precious things about us. He knows who we really are and He thinks we are wondeful. Isn’t that amazing?
Ask your children how often they think about themselves? If God is doing all His thinking about us too, do we both need to be doing it? Especially since He is thinking nicer things about us than we are thinking about ourselves. Try an experiment today. Catch yourself thinking about yourself and remember that God is thinking about you too. Thank God each time and turn over the thinking to Him.
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