Shawn Bolz on the innermost thoughts of the Father.
A lot of reasons why we don’t hear more is because we don’t spend the time it takes.
And we don’t know how to spend that time it takes because we haven’t built the cues of intimacy with God and He’s going to show you how to do that.
Let me go to the next verse, 1 Corinthians 2:10
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
The Spirit of God searches the deepest parts of God, His innermost intentions. This is not like, ‘I want to give you a word about your calling so that you’ll know how to do things in life. And that’s how most of the churches have spent their time in the prophetic.
‘You can do this and you’ll be happy. You can be a home group leader. You can be a worship leader, you can do this in the context of the local church, and that’s what will make you happy and that’s what is being a Christian is.
We are talking about the innermost thoughts about God and He first cares so much about you, that’s why you usually hear the words of love ‘God actually loves me‘ and that’s how I love myself’ Cos God actually really likes me. I am a masterpiece creation of God! And then He starts talking about your relationship, about your family.
And then He starts talking about the innermost thoughts about what you’d be doing forever. Not just tasks to do here. But the things that will bring you life. If you love music here why wait till heaven? And then it can come into a more natural occupation or ministry grace or whatever.
But the church actually focusses on this is your destiny, which is usually just your calling. The things that you will do for God on this earth, because it is just one lifetime on this earth.
But it’s not about the people you get to love as the object of affection in the first place.
So I love this scripture. For the innermost thoughts of the Father, are about us.
And God has never changed. So that today, His thoughts are still about us.
This romantic God who loves us so much that He created an entire universe around us.
(Wow!That’s the gospel in a nutshell. God is love, He loves us and He’ll do anything to get us back into His fold, His divine embrace, His family, His way of life.Vim)
You might say I believe in healings and all that. You can do that. But I believe in the romance of God.
I love Cheri so much that I was ridiculous when I was trying to woo her. I went way above what I could do financially. And I did all kinds of things that was stupid as far as long term planning. But somehow I wanted to show her as a man this is how much I love you. I want to give you my whole world and universe and that is how God is.
…I’m not saying that there’s no life in other planets. But I don’t think there’s another humanity another form of man like us. Because we are made in His image and He has given all kinds of opportunity to connect to Him and that’s just so unique.
– Shawn Bolz