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Copyright March 12, 2004
by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
All Rights Reserved.



Woman with Baby

English, French, Spanish, Russian, Cherokee, Eskimo,
FORTRAN, Basic, COBOL, Pascal, and even C.
How many different languages can you speak?
God can speak each and every language fluently.

Can you remember everything that happened yesterday?
How about last week, last month, or several years ago?
God remembers everything that you ever did,
including things you would prefer others not to know.

Billions of prayer requests in every language are
heard and acknowledged by God each and every day.
Not one prayer is lost, or delayed, or forgotten,
And each prayer is answered in God's own special way.

Our understanding is limited to that which we know,
And our perspective is limited to a set number of days.
But God's thoughts are from eternity to eternity,
And God's ways are infinitely better than our ways.




Reference Scripture Verses

Isaiah 55:8-9 - "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Acts 2:3-12 - They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs -- we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!"

1 Chronicles 28:9 - the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

1 John 3:20 - For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

Revelation 20:11-15 - Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Matthew 24:55 - Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

2 Chronicles 7:14 - if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin



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