Controlling Emotions…

A study with Bill Gillham… Lifetime Guarantee… Comments and paraphrase by me… FEELING… God in your life… feeling the presence of God is surely enjoyable and reassuring… other than that probably of little importance… What is probably the more common experience… is that there will be little..FEELING… God may not feel close at all… but being omnipresent you can know that he is… God desires FAITH… in Him… God has structured things this way I believe… to wean us from walking by feel as opposed to faith… He wants us to have faith and confidence in him.. bringing us to the ” end of ourselves”… when we are weak he is strong… I know it’s contrary to popular culture do think of yourself as weak… it’s not weakness in that since.. its weakness in your own ability… although you are to exercise it… what I try to do.. is not wait till I’m in a desperate situation… but invite God in all of the circumstances… people.. and situations I find myself in Seems our…FEELINGS… tend to go in the opposite direction of God’s word… Seems your emotions are not Gods barometer of Truth… God’s word should be… Obedience is the key for the Christian who walks according to what God has said in his word in spite of his fluctuating feelings… So for a Christian who pretends to be fearful… inferior… insecure.. self-reliant.. and self-confident.. in spite of God’s word is hypocrisy… make sure you understand this… because he’s acting like something that he is not… Satan’s definition of hypocrisy is someone who acts contrary to the way he feels… what a lie!… do you get this? Our feelings may be telling us the direct opposite of what God’s truth is… To stand our ground against any contrary feelings… looking to the Lord and his word… is obedience even though it doesn’t…FEEL…” right”… When Jesus was in the garden… he didn’t receive “lightning in the sky” answers.. or “handwriting on the wall” as he prayed to God the Father… Seems there was silence… indicating trust and comfort… just because there is no obvious answer to the prayers you pray… does not mean that God is ignoring you.. or is disinterested in you.. he has your highest well-being in mind… ” peace that passes all understanding“… it’s not a Feeling but a knowing… knowing that my father has everything under control in my life as I submit to his will… it’s the function of the mind and not the emotions… Having looked at and studied this.. it would be unreal to say that this is easy… when you’re Caught the Heat of the Moment… one of the hardest things to do is surrender.. surrendering is the key to controlling your emotions… Remember God loves us “warts and all”… don’t be too hard on yourself he’s been working with the imperfect from the beginning… and I am chief of the imperfect…. yet I am available… God rises above are in imperfections and uses us… if we make ourselves available…

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