Day 11: Feelings Are Important
I love the lyrics to the old Boston song, More Than a Feeling: “So many people have come and gone/Their faces fade as the years go by/Yet I still recall as I wander on/As clear as the sun in the summer sky/Its more than a feeling.” Life has to be more than a feeling! Our feelings/emotions are gifts from God, but they were never meant to lead us. Feelings/emotions should follow us, but never direct us. Still feelings are important!
Have you ever made a decision based on a feeling? I know that I have. In fact, I have made many! Some have ended up with positive results. While others have had negative consequences!
“Jesus wept” (John 11:35). Tears are a sign of emotion! Jesus had a deep emotion when he came to the home of his friend Lazarus. Lazarus was dead for 4 days. The next thing Jesus did was huge. He told Lazarus to come out of the grave … here’s the thing … he did. This was absolutely crazy! We see that as the largest part of the story, but too often we overlook the “humanness” of Jesus … he had a flood of “human” emotions like we have … Jesus was not led by his emotions, but he was in touch with them!
Hebrews 4:15 teaches us that Jesus is “touched” by our weaknesses. He connects with us because of his emotions … and his greatest emotion/gift to us is HIS LOVE!!!
QUESTION: Is there a feeling/emotion in your life that you have not dealt with?