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Feelings or facts?

Posted by Brandon Patton on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 9:33 AM

"We do not focus on the things we see, but on the things that we can't see which are eternal."

2Corinthians 4:18

To live our lives making decisions based solely on the truth of God's Word is called faith. To live making decisions based on how we feel is called insanity! (among other things) The facts of God's Word never change and are always wisdom that lead us and our families to abundant life. Our feelings are like a pair of underwear hanging on a clothes line during a windstorm. They blow every which of a direction and end up all wrapped around the wire. God's Word is truth born out of love. Feelings are as unpredictable and undependable as the wind itself. God's Word quietly reminds us of the good news that our hearts can lean on no matter what is going on around us. Our feelings scream frantically like a cat with its tail caught in the door depending on what's happening at the moment. How many times have we been burned because we looked to our feelings to interpret our situation or make a decision rather than to His truth? A person that finds themselves constantly saying "I just feel like" needs to stop feeling themselves! Stability and maturity come when we transition from checking our feelings for answers and start looking to God's Word for our next move. Tell your feelings to settle down when they start demanding attention. Learn to steer your life, words, decisions and moods by the compass of God's truth rather than the fickle and ever changing emotions and feelings that are almost always at odds with Divine truth. A life piloted by feelings is a featherless arrow. Who knows where it will end up? But a life directed by the unchanging truth of God will always result in a life of peace and abundance.

Thank you that "your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light on my path".

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