What do you think when you see, The England Football Team, Tony Blair, a lady wearing the Bearcat.
People some times say “I’ll think for myself” or “no one tells me what to think” the truth is our thinking is often preconditioned or influenced by significant others such as parents or teachers while growing up, the media, past experience or by what we hear others say which can be gossip or a good report. Unknown to many our thinking is influenced by the spiritual strongholds that blind our thinking to God’s truth (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
Have you ever wondered what God thinks when he sees you?
“Oh that’s the one that broke into a shop and only got away with curly wurlys” or “that’s the one who threw petrol bombs in Belfast.”
David says in Psalm 8 “God is mindful of man” this means God is thinking about you. You are always on His Mind.
God has a mind of his own which has not been influenced by the people who don’t like you, God’s thoughts about you are not influenced by how you think about yourself, nor has God’s thinking concerning you been prejudiced by how you may have messed up before you came to Christ or how you may have blown it this week?
When David considered the wonders of God’s creation he was amazed that God was mindful of men women and children. David was astounded God cared so much about men, women and children.
The simple reason God thinks so much about you is because he loves you and because He loves you so much he is making a fantastic job of making you the best person you can possibly be.
Here are just few things that God reveals about what he thinks about you and why he thinks that way;
God made you, you are His workmanship - you are wonderfully made
Ps 139:13-14 ...For you created my inmost being.... I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
You are deeply loved Jer 31:3 The LORD...says: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
You are not rejected Isa 41:9 “...I have chosen you and have not rejected you.”
You are precious in God’s sight Is 43:4 … you are precious and honoured in my sight, and …I love you
You are the ‘apple’ of God’s eye Zec 2:8 ...This is what the LORD Almighty says…whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye
You are forgiven Luke 5:20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven....”
You are God’s friend John 15:15 “.... I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”
You are God’s child John 1:12-13 To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.