Finding Freedom From The Focus On Feelings-Part 4

Some may have wondered why I spent this much time on this subject. The answer is that too many folk and too many Christians have been "feeling oriented" rather than Word directed. Living by emotions instead of principles from God's Word is a recipe for defeat. Feelings change with the winds of circumstances. Principles are something that will give us solid footing on "the Rock," no matter what storms life brings our way. To be Word governed and not be "feelings" swayed is not a simple task. It requires determination and discipline to discover God's principles and to go by them, no matter how we "feel." It calls for a strong trust in what God says. We must resist unflaggingly, the temptation to respond emotionally. Acting first and foremost on concrete principles will ultimately produce "feelings" of joy, peace, and praise. We are designed to honor God and render obedience to His commands which are for our benefit and His Glory. The "feelings" will then be enjoyed on a much deeper level, as the result and not the cause of our conduct. Selah! A friend shared a good definition of "feelings." "Feelings" are rubber crutches!" Whatever you do, don't lean on them.  Ron 

"Thy Word (not "feelings") is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path ."  (Psalm 119:105) 

"To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this Word , it is because            there is no light in them." (Isaiah 8:20)                                                               

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