Read this a couple of nights ago…
Ezekiel 20:44 (The Message)
“‘But, dear Israel, you’ll also realize that I am God when I respond to you out of who I am, not by what I feel about the evil lives you’ve lived, the corrupt history you’ve compiled. Decree of God, the Master.'”
I just cannot stop thinking about this verse. Especially with regard to how I respond to my own children. I am a “react-er”. I sometimes have a hard time stopping and thinking about how to respond before I do. This verse just wows me. It’s not a new concept, but something about it has just caught my attention.
Instead of reacting to a situation, I can respond out of who I am rather than how I feel. And when I do, I will reflect the image of God.
I’ll be thinking about that for a while!