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DO YOUR EMOTIONS RULE YOU?

 

Dear Friends,

The Holy Spirit was recently instructing me about emotions and how they affect my life. The Bible instructs us to worship God alone and to have no other gods before us. This is not a commandment to keep us down but has been put in place for our protection. Imagine if a person would say, “I am the boss of you and you shall have no other bosses,” that would just be out of order and we wouldn’t accept it. It is not for humans to be that way, but God is in charge, so He says that to us and He certainly deserves our worship and devotion. However, this first commandment was put in place for our protection in the light of the emotions we experience and the fact that we sometimes let them rule over us.

We all have emotions and for some, they can get really out of control. God has told us that when our emotions are placed in Him, we will be protected from damage in that area. We will not be disappointed at all because we will be protected from hurt by other people. It may hurt a little on the surface but it won’t devastate us because our hope is poured into Him because He is our one love. As a result, nothing can disappoint or move us.

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” (Psalms 18:2-3)

That is how faith is moved when we live in that realm of complete devotion and trust in Jesus. Faith moves because we are completely devoted and are not double minded. Being double minded means we have some fear on the edge because we have other projects going on that we want fulfilled. We have to check ourselves and make sure that our emotions and devotion are completely on the one God who deserves all that worship. So if we have a little fear on the edge, or if we have our own projects, we need to just die to those and focus on the Lord. It’s one thing to say that I’m not going to do that anymore but we really don’t have the power to have the victory in those areas until we put our whole self, love, worship and emotions on the one true God, and then those things will fall away  because who wants something less when they can have God!

Blessings in Christ,

Carole West


Volume 15, Issue 6