“Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.” Psalm 145:3 (NLT)
I recently came across some facts about the human brain. It’s the most complex organ in your body. Your brain contains 100 billion neurons. It can record 800 memories a second for 75 years and not lose steam. Your brain can store 100 trillion thoughts. That is 100,000,000,000,000 thoughts! But it can do more than store data. It can process thoughts. It can reflect on the past, wonder about what lies ahead, and ponder “what if?” Only humans can do that. Animals cannot. Our brains are an amazing gift from Creator God. Yet even with all that capability it cannot scratch the surface of understanding the greatness of God.
There is something else that our amazing brain makes possible. It allows us to communicate with God. It allows us to talk to Him, contemplate His greatness, His love, His grace, and His plans for us. That’s right! God has made plans for us. He has given you and your life a lot of thought! In fact, He has been thinking about you and your life since before the creation of the world. I like the way the ESV puts Eph. 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
The words “walk in them” depict a journey not a destination. And it becomes a journey of discovery made possible because we can communicate and journey with God. It can be easy to obsess about outcomes and arrivals. In doing so we often miss the adventure that God wants us to take us on. In fact, the thing God wants us to find most is not a destination at all, but Him. In Him, we find sufficiency for every situation and peace to take the next steps in our journey.
Maybe this week would be a good week to carve out time to pause, use your amazing brain and communicate with the God. In your hurry to “arrive” don’t miss the special moments God wants to share with you on the journey itself.
Live on purpose,