God Thoughts

Can we think like God? What are God’s thoughts, and how can we think like Him? In order to think like God, we must first seek Him.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Isaiah 55:8-11

God does not think like us. He says that His thoughts are not like our thoughts. However, He does invite us to know what He is thinking. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” God has a spoken word, and He has a written word. Whether He speaks it, or “it is written”, they are God thoughts that are perfectly aligned with His will.

The Word of God is the wisdom of God. He gives wisdom, knowledge and understanding to those who seek it. Fools despise the wisdom of God.

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

Proverbs 2:1-9

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

Psalm 14:1

Those who call upon the name of the Lord understands that we must walk a faith walk.

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 1:17

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:25-33

God’s will is for us to seek Him. His way of thinking and doing things. How do we seek God’s will?

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:2

What (and Whom) has the power to transform us, to renew our minds so that we will perform the perfect will of God?

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

If we want our thoughts to align with God’s thoughts, to seek His Kingdom first, so that we experience His will for our lives, then it is incumbent upon us to know what His words says about our relationship with Him.

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 14:26

This was Jesus’ (Who is the Word) promise to His disciples. If you are a disciple of Christ, this promise is also to you. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come (which occurred in Acts, Chapter 2), to teach us all things.

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

I John 2:27

So, when we ask of the Lord to give us His Spirit:

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Luke 11:13

It is then that we have an ear to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us in His written and spoken word, and to follow His will for our lives. Following the will of God for our lives is not an easy task. It is not for the faint of heart. We need His Spirit, the anointing of the Holy Ghost to carry out His will for our lives.

 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

Luke 4:1-13

In the intro of this chapter, we see that Jesus is “full of the Holy Ghost”, after the event had occurred in chapter 3 where the Holy Ghost “descended upon Him like a dove”; He was then led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. We need God’s Spirit residing on the inside, in order to withstand all of the temptations of the evil one.

We also need this power to carry out the Lord’s assignment over our lives.

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:14-19

Indeed the Book of Acts declares:

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 1:8

We need the power of the Holy Spirit to witness our faith to others in a way so that they will receive salvation.

What is Salvation? Well, I think about this way: Before we accept Christ, we are like a type of Egypt – wicked, oppressed, going about establishing our own way of doing things. Then the Spirit of God reveals Himself to us in a moment when we are able to make an intelligent decision to receive Him, we say yes Lord, and we experience His salvation. Like Jesus, most believers are led into the wilderness where are tested to see if we will do the will of God or not:

All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.

Deuteronomy 8:1-3

It is when we have passed the tests of our wilderness experience, that we are then released into the promise that the Lord has put in our hearts. That is the promised land. The place where we are anointed.

For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

11 Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

20 As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 8:7-20

The Lord has promised to make provision for His children. HIs promise is that when we seek His Kingdom first (His way of doing things), like a good shepherd He will lead us, provide for us, protect us. What are we required to do? Exactly, what He says to do. When we seek the Lord with our whole heart, He leads and guides us in the way that we should go.

The cool thing about the anointing is that it can do things that man simply cannot do; the anointing can eliminate an incurable disease; the anointing can put your broken family back together again; the anointing can remove depression from your life without you ever having to take one pill.

Does that mean that God only heals certain people? No. Jesus has already completed the work for the healing of those who believe that Jesus took on your sickness and disease when He suffered for you ((Isaiah 53).

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

We learn through the Gospels that it was the people’s faith that healed them. Now you hear this all of the time where people think that other’s are condemning sick folk because they don’t have enough faith to be healed. The same faith that it took for you to be born-again is the only faith that you need to believe that Jesus not only took on your sinful nature, but He also took your infirmities. It is just a matter of believing that and refusing to believe anything else because it is the truth; and it is the truth that makes us free!

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:5-7

What is God’s system for providing for His children? If the Lord has told us not to take thought for our lives; don’t worry about our food or clothes and so forth; does that mean I don’t have to work? What would our lives be without work? Even Adam had an assignment in the Garden. We also are commanded to do whatever He has put our hands to in that season of our lives. If you are jobless, then you should be asking Him where does He want you to be, fully expecting Him to take you there.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

It is in our wilderness experience, that we learn how to build our faith in God. It is a place where we learn to trust God for His word, and understand that He does have a plan for us (plans to do us good), and it is in the wilderness where we learn how to walk out that plan.

The wilderness is a place where we learn how to become good stewards over all that God has and will entrust to us. So, there are times when we have wilderness experiences for a season. As we learn how to step up to the plate and increase in wisdom, knowledge and understanding in our spiritual walk, the Lord continues to promote us as we walk out His assignment, His will for our lives.

However, the path to our destiny, the path from the wilderness to our promised land has on it “fiery serpents and scorpions”. This journey of standing bold and facing the giants of our lives (knowing that the Lord is our shield), is what I like to call adventures in faith. It is an adventure, an honor and a privilege to do what seems impossible and watch God make it possible!

The wonderful thing about our Creator is that He did not create us to be robots. He has given us a freewill choice to serve Him or not. However, there are consequences to going about establishing our own ways as oppose to seeking the Kingdom of God and establishing HIs ways in our lives:

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Deuteronomy 30:19

24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:

30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs 1:24-33

In order to replace our thoughts with “God thoughts”, we have to know what His Words says. The Bible is His thoughts, His instruction—-, to us as a lamp unto our feet; a light lighting our path to the wonderful things that He has prepared for us in this life and the life to come.

I invite you to sojourn with me, as we navigate this journey called life with all of its mystery, challenges, and triumphs utilizing “God thoughts”.

Life is a journey, take it with Jesus!

Let’s Pray: Father in the the name of Jesus, I need your power to help me lead the kind of life that brings you glory. I ask you to endow with that power as I submit my life to you. I renounce everything that is not like you Lord, and I ask You to forgive me for going about establishing my own ways, and not acknowledging You in all of my ways. Please help me to read Your Word so that I will be empowered with Your thoughts and live a life of victory.

Grace and Peace,