Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feeling It

"I'm feeling you."  First time I heard that, I wondered what it meant.  New way of saying I understand how you feel.  I'm connected with what you are saying.  Amazing to me how often we talk about what we feel.  We allow our emotions to dictate so much of our lives.
   Moses went up on the mountain to meet with God.  Its been forty days and the people get restless.  They asked Aaron to "make us gods" to go before us.  He does.  They then claim that the idols he made brought them out of Egypt.  All because they did not know what happened to Moses.  And they had to have something to worship that their emotions could feel.
   Jesus resurrects from the dead and meets with His disciples.  He teaches them over a forty day period.  You would think they would be in awe and know that God's plan is different than they think.  Then they ask this question:  So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”  (Acts 1:6)  They jump back to their own take on God's plans.  They are anxious for Him to fulfill their desired outcome rather than seeking Him.  Emotions.  Were they wanting to "feel Him" or for Him to "feel them?"
   When moved by our emotions we seem to always look for the next big thing, the next adrenaline rush, the next experience.  I'm not down-playing our experience but the thing that will sustain us, the thing that will keep us on track, is where we stay in the Word of God, meditate and pray through it, and then do what the Spirit of God leads us to do.  God has done great things prior to this and He is going to demonstrate His power in the future for all to see.  But He wants to meet us right now, right here today.  Not to carry out what we outline for Him but to provide all He has for us to fulfill His purposes in our generation.  I must push my emotions toward a passionate pursuit of Him rather than a passion to have Him fulfill my desires.

1 comment:

  1. awesome perspective! So many people base their faith solely on emotions not a truethful believeth in Him and his LOve.