Wednesday, December 12, 2007



“Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare”. PS :40:5

On this Thankful Thursday, I want to give thanks to God just for thinking of me. David declared that “God's thoughts were innumerable, too many to be counted or numbered”.
The Lord loves us so much that He cannot keep Himself from thinking about us. How wonderful it is to know that we are always on His mind and in His thoughts.

Psalm 139:17 says – “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand.”

God knows and understands every aspect of our lives. He knows about the joys and He knows about the sorrows. He sees every victory, and He is there with us through every trial, heartache, sickness, and pain. How marvelous it is to know that in Hebrews 7:24-25 (speaking of the ministry of Jesus) the Bible says,

“But because He (Jesus) remains forever, He holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.”

No matter what may be happening in our lives today, the word of God reassures us that Jesus is there for us, not against us. He has a plan and a destiny for us, and He will watch over us until all is fulfilled according to His will. He is praying for us right now. We have a High Priest and an advocate who is intervening continually on our behalf with the Father. How thankful I am to know that I am safe and secure in His arms, and to know that if God is for me, who can be against me?

So today I thank you Lord, for all the thoughts and plans you have for my life. I am so grateful for the gift of your precious son Jesus!

If you would like to see what others are thankful for today go to Laurel's Wreath!


16 comments:

Alycia said...

This is so beautiful Susan! Thank you for the encouragment given through your Thankful Thursday post. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

Denise said...

Such a lovely post, be blessed.

Heather said...

Susan, wonderful scriptures! (well, they're all wonderful, but these are so timely!) Thanks so much for sharing today!

Susanne said...

His thoughts...what a wonderful thing to be thankful for!! I just love visiting your blog, Susan. You are always so uplifting and full of encouragement. Have a BLESSED Thankful Thursday, sweet friend!!

Tiffany Stuart said...

LOVE this reminder. Thank you so much. I always enjoy your encouraging words and how you help me focus on God.

Merry Christmas! Hold on to Jesus.

Genny said...

I love your post thank you for sharing it to us. Blessings!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I needed to be reminded today that Jesus is up in heaven paying attention to me - listening to my cries and knowing what I need even before I ask. He is interceding for me and His love is amazing.

Nise' said...

Spectacular words of encouragment! He knows the number of hairs on my head (and knows that I lament over the amount that I lose daily)!Thanks for sharing.

Living Beyond said...

Susan - thank you for visiting me and for encouraging me but thank you more for your post today. I know it in my head but I just needed to read it again that God is for us and not against us.

It's a truth I believe but when you are in the heat of battle it's sometimes hard to get into your heart.

Bless you

Lynn Donovan said...

Susan,

Your blog header is so beautiful. It is a delight to visit here with you. Your post about God's thoughts was wonderful and I thank you for this.

Merry Christmas. Lynn

Marsha said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and the encouragement you left. But more importantly, thank you for the beautiful reminder that He knows my name, He knows each tear that falls. How great are His thoughts and how humbling that within the realm of those thoughts He would think of me and desire to keep me safely in the palm of His hand.

Debbie said...

Thanks for your encouraging words on my site today. And also thanks for a great post today.

Blessings!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for such a wonderful post. Enjoyed my visit here. Thanks. God Bless! Merry CHRISTmas!

Andrea said...

Great reminder Susan!! We all need to remember to be thankful for this more often I think! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for visiting our blog. I am glad that you left a message so that I could link over to your blog. What a wonderful thankful post you have written! I agree that we are so Blessed with the comfort of knowing He is thinking of us. Always. So perfectly written! Thank-you!!

p.s. Your blog is beautiful. The colors, the header, the encouraging words...all just beautiful!

Laurel Wreath said...

"No matter what may be happening in our lives today, the word of God reassures us that Jesus is there for us, not against us."

Amen could not say it better. Thank you for these reminders. Have a wonderful weekend.