Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Do thoughts fill your mind and keep you from sleep? What thoughts are they?
We add information to our minds daily – what we read, what we see, what we say and what we hear. Which ones keep us awake at night?
All of that went through my mind when I read:
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. (Psalms 94:19 KJV)
There are times that my concentration fails. I’ll start on my prayer list and find myself following ‘rabbit trails’ that have little connection to my original plan. I will want to pray for a specific individual, a specific situation in their life – and find myself following thoughts that brought them to that place, or about another family member, or a similar situation in the past. I lose focus.
Then the real Comforter, not the one in the graphic, provides for me, as Paul explained:
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:26 KJV)
That’s the Comforter we have now – the one promised by our Lord as he told His disciples farewell:
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26 KJV)
He does bring things to mind – all the small, daily, blessings the Lord provides for His children. Those bits and pieces we see of His ability through the universe He created for us, down to the waving grains and calling birds that delight our lives.
The greatest of these is love, which gave us the unspeakable gift of salvation:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Ephesians 2:8 KJV)
God, who spoke the universe into being, gave Himself to mankind in order to provide that which we need the most – eternal life with Him. How much time do we really spend considering what that cost Him as He bought us and made us new?
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; (Ephesians 2:18-20 KJV)
Oh, yes – the multitude of my thoughts about our Lord gives me delight. What glorious comfort!