Psalm 139:17 - How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them.
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I’m gonna throw out a statistic without much scientific data, based on a quick Google search, which sounds true enough - The average brain has something like 50,000 thoughts a day, and %70 percent of those are negative.
Like I said, I have no scientific data and research to back it up. I can’t even cite a source, but it sounds to be correct, that is if I have an average brain.
So many thoughts run though our minds any given minute and personally, I would be a little embarrassed to have every one of my thoughts said out loud or even recorded on paper. Not that my thought are necessarily evil or wrong, but they’re just so silly and ridiculous. I wouldn’t want the world to know how ignorant and foolish I am, although I pretty much told the world right now.
God has thoughts and they are not thoughts to be hidden. David here in Psalm 139 says that God’s thoughts about us, His creation, are vast and outnumbering the grains of sand. They are not thoughts that He’s ashamed of or embarrassed about.
It’s humbling to know that our Creator doesn’t just breathe His life into us when we’re born and then moves on. He desperately and passionately loves us. He’s jealous for us. He desires to walk with us, as He did with His first two creations, Adam & Eve.
Of those assumed 50,000 thoughts we have a day, let’s consciously purpose to focus the majority on our God and His love for us, because He does the same.