The Creator of the Universe is Mindful of You | August 17th, 2023
Have you ever been far away from the bright lights of the city where you could spread out a blanket, lie on your back, and look up at the infinite number of twinkling stars above you? Living in the big city of Dallas, it’s not often that I get to indulge in good star gazing, but when I do find myself under a pitch black canopy I enjoy searching for constellations in the stars. I can usually spot the Big and Little Dipper and Orion the Hunter with the three blazingly bright stars that form his belt.
Looking up into the vastness of the night sky so beautifully speckled with billions of stars can tend to make one feel so small and insignificant. How does my Creator even notice me down here?
The Psalmist David must have been feeling the same way when he wrote about how majestic God and His amazing handiwork are as he gazed at the heavens:
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:3-9
How incredible it is that the Creator of the entire universe is mindful of us! What a contrast when we think of the majesty of His wisdom, power, and glory compared to lowly humanity, yet God has an intimate interest in each one of us to be in close relationship with Him.
What Does it Mean to be Mindful?
The meaning of mindful is: “attentive, aware, paying close attention to or being especially conscious of something; remembering someone and considering them when you do something; having knowledge, remembrance, or recognition.”
When I think of “mindful” I think about my treasured friends who remember something stressful I’m facing and they reach out to let me know they are praying for me. Or, they are thinking about me and call to get together so we can catch up face to face. Their attentiveness means so much to me and I’m sure you have felt the same way when friends are mindful of you.
There are so many ways God is mindful of us as well. He reminds us of this all throughout His Word…
God knows how we were made
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. Psalm 139:13-16
For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. Psalm 103:14
God understands us
O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it all. Psalm 139:1-4
But You, O Lord, know me; You have seen me, and You have tested my heart toward You. Jeremiah 12:3a
We Were Made for Him
We are so undeserving of such loving attention and yet God gives it to us regardless of our response toward Him. We can turn our heart completely away in rebellion wanting nothing to do with Him, yet He remains mindful of us because He loves us unconditionally.
To understand who we are, we must understand who God is. He is the One who designed us, gave us purpose, and breathed life into us. We were made by Him and for Him. Being created in His image, our entire identity is completely dependent upon His. It is inseparable! Everything about us is meant to be used for the glory of God. We are His masterpiece, created to do the many good things he planned for us long before we were even born!
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:36
When we make the decision to be a follower of Jesus, we become a new creation and our identity is now in Christ. Our old nature of pride, love of sin, and worldly thinking, lusts, and passions pass away. We begin to look toward Christ instead of inwardly toward self.
We now have a very special relationship with Him. With that relationship, there are exclusive ways He is mindful of us simply because we belong to Him…
We are heard
We have full access to God through prayer. He listens to us whenever we want to talk to Him about anything that is on our heart. Although we are all sinners, God will not listen to those who have refused to turn away from their sin. Once we have turned to Christ, however, our prayer is acceptable to Him and He hears us.
Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. John 9:31
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. 1 Peter 3:12
We are gifted
God gives every believer a spiritual gift to use in whatever work He calls us to do for His glory along with His power and knowledge to accomplish it.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3
We are guided
When we give God control of our life, He directs us in the way we should go. He gives us His Word to instruct us and is there to protect us every time we stumble.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Psalm 32:8
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
We are forgiven
By God’s grace, we are set free from having to face the wrath and judgment of God that we fully deserve as sinners. He paid our penalty in full for us on the cross, forgiving our past, present, and future sins.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. Ephesians 1:7-8a
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
We are saved
The moment we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, we belong to Him. We are declared righteous and holy from that moment on which means we will be saved from the punishment we deserve (eternal separation from God) and instead, we will get to spend eternity with Him in His presence!
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” John 5:24
Are you Mindful of God?
God is incredibly mindful of you, but have ever you thought about how mindful you are of God?
Life is busy for many of us from sun up to sun down. Although we will always make time to do what we want to do no matter how packed our schedules, most of us will not take even 15 minutes out of the 1440 minutes we are given each day to spend time with God in pouring our heart out to Him and meditating on His Word. We waste so much time on such meaningless things! Think about all the hours we spend scrolling on social media, watching worthless television programs, and surfing the internet. And why do we do this? Because it takes no effort, no deep thinking on our part, and it isn’t offensive to our pride, morality, or self-esteem.
To be mindful of God requires effort and humility. It means that we are mindful of His truths, His laws, His commands, His precepts, His attributes, His promises, His knowledge, and His wisdom. How can we truly understand these deeper things about God if we never spend time in His Word? It’s impossible. So instead, we apathetically say we are a follower of Jesus but have our own self-gratifying, ego-stroking perspective of what that looks like. We twist Scripture to justify our ungodly behavior or to avoid the responsibility of having to be obedient to Christ.
Our Almighty God who is mindful of us is loving and kind, but He is also holy and calls us to be holy so we can remain in fellowship with Him. To be mindful of Him is to be separate from the world. It means we desire to live in a way that pleases God in the choices we make. If it goes against Scripture, we don’t embrace it. We run the other way! He has pulled us out of the darkness and into the light so we need to live like it. Being mindful of Him is how others will see the light of Jesus in us and be drawn to Him.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10
The next time you look up into the night sky and see the majesty of God’s glory displayed in the countless number of twinkling stars, remember you have a personal, loving Creator who is mindful of YOU.
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