“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
Issues happen in our lives and they affect “how we feel” – and often our emotions RULE US while we are dealing with the situation!
NOW, we are all going to have things occur in our lives that seem to physically wipe us out! There have been many times I have given in to my emotions and let them rule me! Little did I know at the time Satan was at the bottom of what I was feeling! I now understand how he loves to “mess” with our emotions! When I was upset about something – I can remember saying some of the following statements: “Oh, I don’t feel like doing that today.” Or, “I don’t feel like doing that right now.” I can even remember hearing my children say to me when I was asking them to do something: “Do I have to do that right now Mom because, I don’t feel like it.” I’m sure I have said that a time or two in my life and I’m sure they heard me say it.” My how they can copy us!
SO, what is my point? This! If our life is NOT our own – then God is responsible for how we feel!
We are the servants and God is our Master! And what He requires of us each day is IMPORTANT. If something is upsetting us to the point, we can’t accomplish what God wants us to do – it is at this point we need to get with God and find out what the problem is! If we have truly given our life to God and seeing how He is responsible for how we feel – then go to Him and vent it out! And when you have let it all out – take a deep, deep breath and sit still. Then say to God, “I want to hear what you have to say about this.” NOW LISTEN! Do not give up to quickly! Hearing the whisper of the Holy Spirit is the most wonderful experience you will ever have!
YOU SEE, Our Redeemer wants to – REDEEM YOUR DAY!
A LIFE TOOL: If you ARE serving your emotions, you are NOT serving God!