Psalm 139:17-18 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They can not be numbered. I can't even count them; they out number the grains of sand.
I love this verse.to think that God thinks about me so often and thinks precious thoughts about me, about each of us, well it just makes my heart smile inside my chest.
Today as I read theses verses I thought about all the people around me, God thinks precious thoughts of them as well, and he thinks so many of them that they can't be counted. It made me acutely aware that all my thoughts of others should be precious thoughts. I should find precious things in the people a I meet.
You may say, "that is hard to do with some people!" I imagine that each of us have days where God has a time thinking precious thoughts of us too, yet He takes the time to find the precious things about each one of us. Next time I find myself with negative thoughts of people I will ask myself, what is precious about this person! If I have had three bad thoughts, I will do my best to remember to find six precious things.
Precious thoughts just may be my word for 2014! (Sheila Fritz)