Powered by 4 - Apr. 30, 2011


Saturday, April 30

Use the Past

today's reading.
Psalms 106:1-31    Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever...

think about it.
What characteristics of God does the psalmist focus on (106:1-3)? What does he ask of God and why (106:4-6)? Describe the cycle between God and His people (106:7-31). How have you seen that cycle in your life or in your family? What does it mean for you to see this demonstration of God's faithfulness?

the blog.
Experience is a good teacher. So a big part of growing in our walk with the Lord needs to include looking back and drawing on our past successes and stumbles just like the Psalmist does here in Psalm 106. But here's the thing. We have a big advantage over the Psalmist because we have the entire Bible--full of examples of people's successes, failures, mistakes and stumbles--to draw from as well. Think about it. We have the ultimate guide to Christian living and knowing God's heart and mind right at our fingertips! That's pretty cool.

So how have you used past experiences to help you grow in your walk with the Lord? Have you found this beneficial? How can you make better use of your past experiences and the examples and particularly the experiences of people in the Bible going forward? Tami W.

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