Soul-satisfying Emotions

Yesterday, we spoke of the danger of run away horses and how run away emotions can be damaging also. However, God made us with the ability to experience emotions. God blesses us with wonderful soul-satisfying emotions when we are guided by His Word. When our lives align with Scripture, we have joy. We have peace because we are at peace with God. We have peace in trials because we know He is there for us. We experience gratitude for His faithfulness to us. When we walk closely, we have His approval and not His conviction. We have assurance of a glorious “forever!” We are thrilled by enjoying a personal relationship with Him. We experience excitement and fascination over the wonder of His Person. We are blessed with understanding of what life is all about and His purposes in the world and in our lives. We bask in the reality of being loved and loving Him back! When a horse is under control. we can have a pleasant ride. When our emotions are under the control of God’s Word, we have a wonderful “ride” (walk) through life! Romans 14:17 tells us that: “….the kingdom of God is ………………righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” We have a wonderful testimony in this stirring hymn, “It Is Glory Just to Walk with Him“- by Avis B. Christiansen: “It is glory just to walk with Him Whose blood has ransomed me; it is rapture for my soul each day.  It is joy divine to feel Him near where’er my path may be.  Bless the Lord, it’s glory all the way! It is glory when the shadows fall, to know that He is near. Oh, what joy to simply trust and pray! It is glory to abide in Him when skies above are clear. Yes, with Him, it’s glory all the way! ‘Twill be glory when I walk with Him on Heaven’s golden shore, never from His side again to stray. Twill be glory, wondrous glory with the Saviour evermore, everlasting glory all the way! It is glory just to walk with Him. It is glory just to walk with Him. He will guide my steps aright, thro’ the vale and o’er the height. It is glory just to walk with Him.” Selah! When we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior and respond to His Word in obedience, we reject the “pull” of sinful emotions and enjoy exalted emotions. Let God’s reins control you!  Ron

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