Do your emotions rule your daily time with the LORD?
I wouldn’t say I’m an overly emotional guy… but I did cry the first time I watched “Cinderella Man.” OK, I cry every time I watch it.
I tell you that so you will understand that I’m not one of those Christians who’s “anti-emotion.” I agree with Johnathan Edwards that the “affections” (emotions) can at times be a wonderful benefit to our Christian life. (affliate link)
BUT… I have come to recognize that emotions are responders – they react to to the stimulus they receive (through information, circumstance, or hormones). Because of that fact, they can’t always be trusted. That can become problematic when your emotions are too dominant in relation to your daily time with the LORD.
Truth VS Emotion
God’s word is truth (John 17:17)… and it’s important that you have that truth firmly rooted in the depths of your being. Why? Because your emotions won’t always line up with that truth.When they do, they can be an enriching blessing. When they don’t… you have a battle on our hands.
Emotions can be a great bonus to your relationship with the LORD – but be careful to let the truth of scripture serve as their guide.