The Center of Attention

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Isn’t it wonderful to be the center of attention? This is not a discussion about your ego or pride. Take just a minute to remember what it was like to receive undivided devotion and kindness from a special someone. You felt cherished, honored, and adored. It helps to consider how God gives those He loves His undivided attention all of the time. Beloved, we are on His mind all the time. It’s up to us to ponder the abstract concept of His compassion and receive the blessing of the fullness of this part of His awesome love.

We are the apple of God’s eye. God’s attribute to describe His concern for us is omniscience, the fact that God has infinite knowledge and knows all things. This is an amazing concept for those of us who worry about things we know. It’s almost unfathomable for us to think God knows all things and yet He keeps control. Anne Graham Lotz says, “The knowledge of omniscience of God is very important in understanding God’s love. What it means is that we were on Jesus’ mind when He died.”

God-man, Jesus, loved us so much, He was thinking about us. Jesus understood why He died and realized it was because He loved you and me that He gave up His precious life. With this revelation, John 3:16 has new meaning.  In 2 Chronicles 16:9 we read, “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” I am awestruck by a God who is seeking me. He is looking for ways to support me. I accept the facts of Psalm 139:1, that He “searches me and knows me.”  As I align my heart with His, I fall in love again with the God who seeks me as I continue to seek Him. Let’s pray:

Father, thank you for making me the apple of your eye and center of your attention. I pray this concept will make a difference in how I act and think and live. For your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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