4/30/11

God's Thoughts

Your thoughts - how rare, how beautiful! God, I'll never comprehend them! I couldn't even begin to count them - any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
Psalm 139:1-18

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
Psalm 33:11

How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!
Psalm 92:5

"My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the Lord. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heaves are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9

Just when we least expect it, He intrudes into our neat and tidy nothings about how He is is and how He works.
Joni Eareckson Tada

We don't understand You.
We don't understand what You do.
We catch glimpses in Your word
Of who You are:
loving
kind
gentle
powerful

But we don't really know you
We don't really know what You do.
We sometimes catch glimpses we don't expect:
wrath
judgment
jealousy
holy

We cry out to know You more
We want to listen and understand
Yet You are silent on somethings
You do not reveal all that You are.

You invade our senses and push the boundaries.
You don't fit inside of my box that I've made.
You are Who You are.
You know Who You are.

Continue to teach me the truth:
That I can know You, but never truly know You.