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Hello Friends: 2.7.13- Feelings. Wo-o-o feelings.

 

Hello Friends,

I grew up singing a song called “Feelings” by Morris Albert. You can Google it if you’d like. I’m sure it will quickly become one of your all-time favorite songs.

Here’s a few lines of it so that you can get into my headspace (don’t stay there long though)…

Feelings, nothing more than feelings, Trying to forget my feelings of love. Feelings, wo-o-o feelings…

Believe me, it was quite the hit. The reason I mention this classic is to remind us that our feelings can be our best friends OR our worst enemies. They are difficult to rely on, and frankly, they can be rabid liars! You can’t depend upon them nor allow them to dictate what you do or don’t do.

I’ll go so far as to say: The Bible wastes very little time on the way we FEEL.

You may say “I don’t feel like being married, or worshipping, or giving sacrificially, or upholding my commitments.” To that, I would say, with plenty of Biblical support:  “So what. Do it anyway.”

Feelings. Wo-o-o feelings. 

I heard someone say that “we can act ourselves into a new way of feeling much quicker than we can feel ourselves into a new way of acting.” For example, worship is a spiritual act that develops feelings for God. So I encourage you to worship regardless of how you feel.  Hebrews 13:15 says “Therefore by Him (through Jesus) let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”

Notice that worship, like many good things, can be sacrifice. It doesn’t always come naturally. We don’t always FEEL it. But we bring it anyway.

Feelings. Wo-o-o feelings.

Just a little something to think about today.

 

Blessings,

Pastor John

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