Dear God, What Am I that You Art Mindful?

  Post by Carla Nelson

Post by Carla Nelson

Have you ever pondered this question?  Just wondered what it is about you that would cause God to care so much for you?  What it is about you that would cause Him to surrender His child to die a grueling public death, so that you might be saved? 

In Psalm 8:4-8 the Chief Musician is marveling at God’s creations.  The sun, the moon, the stars, and then he stops and realizes just how beautiful and breathtaking these creations are.   He just marvels at what possibly went into creating such things.  The sky is endless, no matter where we go, whether it be to Europe, Chicago, or the Bahamas the sky doesn’t end.  It blankets the entire earth without fail.  Then you look at the factor that God thought enough of us and trusted us to set us in charge of each of these incredible creations that profit us all.  So I, as the psalmist had to stop and marvel, as one of the creations and say whoooa what am I, that God Almighty is so mindful? Then it hit me - I am His child.  I am His flesh.  I am His creation.

When I think of how my organs function so intricately, and how He encased them in this body that I use to walk upon the earth, and how He gave me the greatest computer ever - my mind.  I say, my, my, God what am I that you are mindful?  Then again I realize, wow God I was created out of your image, literally (Genesis 1:27).  I realize, I am a part of the race of the greatest clones ever made and I can never, never be duplicated.  And I am here to partner with God as an Ambassador of Heaven placed into service to do His works upon the earth.

You see, it is revealed in Exodus 33 when God talks with Moses.

20 But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.
21 The Lord continued, “Look, stand near me on this rock.
22 As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of
the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
23 Then I will remove my hand and let you see me from behind. But my face will not be seen.

Exodus 33:20-23 NLT

We are literally His children, His replicas.  We come from the greatest seed ever – God himself.  There is no, nor will there ever be a creation greater than us.  If we would only just realize and embrace this factor, we could do as God intended – rule the world (Psalm 8:4-8).

He put us in charge, gave us dominion over the works of His hands.  He knows what He put in us and has to watch us to make sure we don’t hurt ourselves and disrupt this place called earth.  That’s why He gave the angels charge to watch us (Psalm 91:11).  He knows if our heart isn’t in the right place we could get caught up in our own power and be like Satan trying to reign out of the order of God.  We would be like the people at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-11), trying to get to heaven before our time and not complete the work to be done down here.  In verse 6, we see mention that nothing the people set out to do would be impossible for them because of their unity, so God confused their language.

In the movie John “Q”, the Father played by Denzel Washington, is literally willing to take his own life to spare the life of his child.  That child came from his loins, that child represents him, that child is his flesh.  That child is his seed that he brought to the earth, and he would take his own life to give him the very organ he needs to survive.  All just to ensure that his child’s life isn’t cut short so that he has a fair chance to be all he can be.  It’s the same for God.  Jesus – says he laid his life down, no one took it, he laid it down for us (John 10:18).  That is why God is so mindful of us, because we are literally his seed.  It doesn’t get any greater than that!

5-9 God didn’t put angels in charge of this business of salvation that we’re dealing with here. It says in Scripture, What is man and woman that you bother with them; why take a second look their way? You made them not quite as high as angels, bright with Eden’s dawn light; Then you put them in charge of your entire handcrafted world. When God put them in charge of everything, nothing was excluded. But we don’t see it yet, don’t see everything under human jurisdiction. What we do see is Jesus, made “not quite as high as angels,” and then, through the experience of death, crowned so much higher than any angel, with a glory “bright with Eden’s dawn light.” In that death, by God’s grace, he fully experienced death in every person’s place.