Sunday, December 4, 2011

Who Cares?

God Is Thoughtful and Mindful

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


This past week my sister forwarded me an e-mail. The subject line read: 40% off ANY 1 item ends today. And the note stated simply, “You said you needed a warm coat…”

A warm fuzzy feeling flowed over me. “Wow! How thoughtful.” It just struck me. Here was my sister, at home and in a lot of pain due to a badly infected foot, and she was being mindful of me.  She actually remembered a need I had forgotten about. She recalled a desire I briefly mentioned in passing. 

I know it doesn’t sound like that big a deal, but it meant a lot to me…I felt remembered, cared for, known. I felt my needs mattered to my sister, even though she’s a very busy gal. 

I immediately started thinking about God. Actually, I think it was He who was thinking of me. 
“That’s how it is with you and me, Elise.” 
“Really?” 
“Yes…I think of you all the time. I know you by name. I know your needs and I remember them.” 
“That’s pretty cool. Thanks…” 

It was my turn to be thoughtful…mindful of God. I thought about all the ways God has cared for me. It might be a moment of grace, like my sister sending me that e-mail. It might be His perfect timing, His knowing what I need when I need it. It might be a song or a scripture that seems as though it’s been written just for me. Or it might be astounding provision at a time when I need it most. 

Talk about thoughtful! God has the whole world in His hands and yet His mind is on each one of us individually, you and me, His precious children. He is a thoughtful God who knows us, cares for us, and never forgets us or our needs. His thoughts toward us are incomparable and too numerous to count! (Ps. 139) 

What’s Your Story? 
Have you ever considered God as thoughtful? How has He been thoughtful toward you lately? Has He surprised you with a little something—a song, a scripture, provision, grace, a kind word—that seemed to come directly from Him to you, led you to think He is thinking of you? 
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This week in my Moms In Touch* groups, we’ll be praising God because He is Thoughtful and Mindful. If you’d like to know more, check out the scriptures below. I also found a song from Phillips, Craig & Dean on YouTube that you might enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-STvEe-KQ8.

God Is Thoughtful and Mindful

He is attentive, considerate, and kind; given to heedful anticipation of the needs and happiness of others.

Psalm 8:3-5

Psalm 40:5 (NASB)

Psalm 115: 11-13

Psalm 139: 17-18

Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)

Isaiah 49:1-15

Isaiah 55:8-9

Luke 1:46-49


*Go to www.MomsInTouch.org for more Attributes of God and to find out more.

6 comments:

  1. That song kept running through my head all through our prayer time this morning: "Who am I that You are mindful of me, that You love me--it's amazing!"

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  2. I know, Penny. I love the song and I immediately thought of it yesterday as I was finding these scriptures.

    Welcome Katie!

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  3. I loved it, thank you for sharing your stories with us, it really blesses me and inspires me to keep digging deeper into the word that the Lord so lovingly left for us to read, study and share with the rest of the world.
    I was encouraged lately when I made a mistake with a plane reservation coming back to Zurich, the Lord opened the door that I got the last seat on the plane. Wow, that was so comforting and so God to do something like that!

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