- By Benita Joy
- Published 11/16/2004
Benita Joy is a Malayalee Christian and serves as the Chief Editor for South Asian Connection. She is a woman of faith, gifted in the area of leadership and administration, and has a heart for world missions. Her desire is to live a life that is pure and to serve God's purposes in her generation. Benita is pursuing a double major in English and Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She loves big cities, chai, the internet, roller coasters, international cuisines, music, and hanging out with friends. She is the youngest member of Team SAC, plays guitar with a baby pink pick (Yikes!), and she's not much taller than your average dwarf (don't tell her that).
You're probably thinking, what on earth is a God-thought? A God-thought is not a 'happy thought'; rather, a God-thought comes straight from the heart of God to you, something that we in our humanness could never think of. Isaiah says, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." So even when I'm not sure where my life is headed, I take comfort in the fact that God does know and that He will lead and guide me into the future He has prepared for me.
When was the last time you had a God-thought about your life or about your future? Where can you find God-thoughts? Sometimes, God whispers it right into your spirit. You can also find them right here on the SAC website. But the easiest place to find God-thoughts is the Bible. For example, take Jeremiah 29:11. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." That is a God-thought.
So next time you're feeling down or discouraged, think of all the wonderful thoughts that God is having towards you. You may not be thinking of Him, but He, the Creator of the universe, is actually thinking about you. So grab a hold of one of His thoughts because His thoughts for you are always good!