The Thoughts of God


by Andrew Murray

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My thoughts higher than your thoughts.Isaiah 55:9

God reminds us that as high as the heavens are above the earth, so high His thoughts are above ours.  They are altogether beyond the power of our comprehension.  When God laid out all His promises to Abraham, they were indeed thoughts higher than the heavens.

God tells us that we are made in His image.  By grace we are actually renewed again into that image.  As we gaze upon God’s glory in Christ, we are changed into the same image by His Spirit.  These, too, are thoughts beyond our comprehension – our minds cannot take them in.

God, by His Holy Spirit, convey to our hearts the life and the light that can make us feel at home with these thoughts dwelling in us.  But we need daily, prayerful fellowship with God if we are to enter into His mind and to have His thoughts make their home in us.  It is by faith that God will not only reveal the beauty and the glory of these thoughts but will actually work in us their divine reality.

Just think of what Paul writes: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).  But as we pray God will reveal them through His Spirit.

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From: ‘Teach Me to Pray‘,
published by Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Used by permission.

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