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Monday, September 7, 2015

Emotions

Have you ever had one of those days were your emotions seem to be like a spinning top going in circles all day long? Don't worry you're not going crazy. I've dealt with a lot of those days myself. Praise God, we have the precious promise, that even though our emotions may go crazy at times they don't have to rule us. Let's see what the word has to say.
  • the Bible tells us that Jesus wept (John 11:35) So you can see that even God himself has emotions
  • God created the human race in his image (Gen 1:27). If God as Jesus showed emotion then we will to.
                          Though emotions are not bad they can become bad
How can something that God created become bad? By being allowed to rule us! The Bible tells us that the power of life and death are in the tongue (Prov 18:21). In (Deuteronomy 30:19) God tells us that he has given us a choice between life and death. Then it goes on to urge us to choose life. We have been given a choice. This begs the question though how do we choose life? By meditating on God and his word. 
    As a man thinks so is he (Prov. 23:7)
What we think on dictates which way our emotions will go. Think about it. What happens if you listen to a sad song? Aren't you often even sadder after the song is over then before? What happens if you listen to a bright, happy song? Don't you find your spirits lifted?

                                What we think on can be a game changer
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭NLT‬)‬. This scripture makes it fairly plain, if our eyes are on God and his word, then peace in the midst of all the chaos and emotion can be where we live. 
        
            Gods peace is that state of untroubled, undisturbed, well being, a state of total health
   No matter what our circumstances may be, we can stay in that place of peace if our eyes stay on God. But let me encourage you to start meditating on God and his word right now. So when your emotions do start to go crazy what will flow out of you, will be God and his word. We truly have no need to fear emotions. We just have to learn to harness them.  
If you want a more in depth article on harnessing your emotions check out this one by Andrew Wommack.