G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 08.09.12
‘The way you are thinking is not God’s way.’
In Jeremiah, God’s intentions for humanity are made very clear.
We should marvel that God chooses to write the covenant in our hearts and to be our God.
God desires true intimacy with us.
Thus, when Peter becomes distressed about the thought of losing Jesus, he is rebuked and exhorted to focus on divine intention, not human longings.
Part of him knows the truth—‘You are the Messiah’—he has just proclaimed.
Just like Peter, we can be so focused on how something will affect us in the smaller scheme of things that we don’t listen to God’s voice in our heart reminding us that his ways are much bigger.
If we allow ourselves to discover who God could be for us, how would that have us responding to the events of life?
Jeremiah 31:31–34. Create a clean heart in me, O God—Ps 50(51):12–15, 18–19. Matthew 16:13–23.