What Do You Think When You Think About God


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Reposted from Jason Whitehurst

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” – A.W. Tozer

This is one of the most profoundly true statements I have ever read. This declaration by Tozer is so profound, yet so simple.

It should cause every person to pause for a moment of introspection and ask soberly, “What do I think when I think about God?”

Because the answer to that question reveals most everything about an individual.

You can examine the life of an individual and draw a pretty accurate conclusion as to what they think about God.

How a person views God will directly influence how they live their life.

There will surely be some who say this isn’t true, but it is. It isn’t true because I said it’s true. It is true because God Himself said it’s true.

What you think about God will affect your choices. It will affect your decision-making process.

What you think about God will affect how you treat others. It will affect your relationships with the people God created. If you do not believe God created people to begin with, your regard for people and the sanctity of human life will be impacted.

When your regard for people and human life is impacted, it will affect what you think about abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide.

What you think about abortion, euthanasia, death panels, and infanticide will determine whom you vote for to run the free world.

Who you vote for to run the United States will determine the kind of country you want to live in.

What kind of country you want to live in will illustrate how you want others to act and think.

How you want others in society to act and think will paint the picture of what you think about God.

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

You can use the above illustration with any number of things, and the conclusion will always reveal what you think about God.

Or put another way, what you don’t think about God.

What you think about God will determine:

How and in what you invest your finances in.
How you spend your money.
How you raise your kids.
What kind of employee you are.
How you respond to difficulty and trials.
Your attitude towards culture.
Whether or not you try to minimize what God maximizes.
Does your life reflect a high view or low view of God?

What you say about how you view God is irrelevant. Ask the Pharisees.

It’s how you live your life that proves how you really view, and feel, about Him. Actions always trump words.

“I want the presence of God Himself, or I don’t want anything at all to do with religion….I want all that God has or I don’t want any.” – A.W. Tozer

An individual who lives out what Tozer said, what they think about God is evident. You don’t have to guess. Their life radiates their affection and their thoughts about Him.

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

Apparently, Jesus felt it was a big deal what a person thinks about God. Because what an individual thinks when they think about God, has eternal ramifications.

Over and over again the words of Jesus express the importance of correctly understanding the truth about God.

Jesus even said that there will be people who think they know God, so much so that they truly believe it deep within.

But when they stand before Him one day, He will say “I never knew you; Depart from me” (Matthew 7:21-23)

That can only mean that there are tons of people who live each day and think about God, and believe they know Him and follow Him, but they are only deceiving themselves.

So many times Jesus stated that what an individual thinks about God, will have eternal repercussions.

If you think wrongly, you will believe wrongly.

If you think correctly, you will believe correctly.

Eternity is too long, not to think and believe correctly.

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