“How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.”
– Psalm 139:17-18
Daily Meditation: Psalm 139, Psalm 100:3
Have you ever read a verse that makes you say, “Hmm, now that’s really good?” I’m sure you know what I mean; a verse or passage that makes you pause and consider something new. Aren’t those moments just great? Psalm 139 is full of those moments for me. When I read it, I keep thinking, “Wow, God!”
We know that God fashioned each one of us in our mother’s womb. He knows us intimately, and he loves us beyond measure. Now let these words of the psalmist make you pause and consider: “How precious to me are your thoughts… how vast is the sum of them… were I to count them they would outnumber the grains of sand.”
Isn’t that incredible? God’s love for you, for me, for every single one of us, is endless. And he is constantly thinking innumerable thoughts about you—more thoughts than there are grains of sand on the planet! That’s a lot of love for you.
Let that sink in. Let it wash over your heart and mind. Let it wash away that layer of confusion and doubt. It’s simply more than any of us can count!
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Be fearless: No matter how hard we try, we truly cannot count the many ways God expresses his love to us. Why he thinks of us so continuously and shows us such amazing love, I simply can’t fathom. He has more loving thoughts about us than we can count. Laugh, and enjoy that new reality!
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year.
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.