Wednesday, August 24, 2011

POV Wednesday – Thought of the Day

I’ve always liked the concept of the ‘Thought of the Day’ because sometimes all it takes is one sentence to get you thinking, to make an impact, to change your perspective.

That happened to me a couple days ago when I read the following in the notes of my Study Bible:

“God exerts Himself to rescue those who desire Him.”

While pondering the fact that I need rescuing, that I have been rescued, or that I should take the temperature of my desire for my God, the thought that strikes me most in this sentence is this: God exerts Himself…

By definition, that means: to apply influence, pressure, or authority in an attempt to have a powerful effect on a situation or to make a strenuous physical or mental effort.

I don’t know about you, but after reading such verses such as:

Gen. 2:7 “Then the Lord Go formed the man from the dust of the ground.

Psalm 8:4 “…what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

Job 22:12 “God is so great – higher than the heavens, higher than the furthest stars.

Psalm 103:14 “For He knows how weak we are; He remembers we are only dust.

Luke 12:25-26 “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worry over bigger things?

…the fact that God exerts Himself when it comes to the business of rescuing me gives me great pause, awes me into silence, and gives me a glorious thought to think of for today.

Thank You, Jesus.

Peace, Dry Ground Friends!

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