By Sibyl Towner
Are you reacting from your past or responding to God? Our past experiences hold power over us—good or bad. In essence, our pasts compete with God for our attention. God is more powerful than any circumstance or experience, but we have to choose to give him that power in our lives. Sibyl Towner speaks about these life choices.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:13-14
1. To whom or what do we give power in our lives?
2. Can you remember a recent incident where God specifically provided for you?
3. How did God’s strength sustain you this day?
Father God, Thank you for giving us the power of choice in our lives. Increase our faith and courage to examine the hurt places that hold power over us even in this day. We invite your presence and power to help us name, forgive, and release whatever holds us reactive and keeps us from responding with Your love. In Jesus name, Amen.