October 25, 2011

Emotions...


Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

When reading this passage of scripture today I am reminded of the power of emotions and the significance they play in our walks with God. Many people call the female gender emotional and as much as I do believe this to be true I also believe they are important for our spiritual health.

I know I've probably read this Scripture a million times in my life, but I have never put together a thought regarding it before today. Yes we mourn when we have lost or our hearts are hurt, however, I believe that Jesus was saying something very important than just the basic.

Studies show that if we do not mourn the loss of a loved one that it could have major affects on our physical and mental health. The more people try to make sense of life situations and take control with their own power the more you see the importants of walking with God. We say walking with God all the time but when it comes to letting our feelings speak to God we can't do it. As if we are like in a love relationship with God and we can't tell Him how we really feel. It sounds silly when you say it out loud but it is so true.

Last year at Ladies Retreat Sister Chavis spoke about how the Lord had told her when praying that she needed to turn her emotions back on Him. When she was lonely she was to pray those feelings back to God as if He was feeling distance from her. This idea was very powerful to me and when I applied it to my life allowed me to get passed my own lonely feelings.

If we never show or speak of our emotions to God, He can't always give us what we need. You receive not because you ask not. Sometimes we are so quick to talk in life when it comes to what we want in a vehicle and what we want in a house or even in a relationship, but when it comes to Jesus and us we can't really speak up. We can ask Him to heal our marriages and find us the perfect husband or wife but when it comes to just mourning about how bad we've treated Him, that's not going to happen.

Last night my friend asked for some advice and when we finished she said to me, "I never know what to say to people who are struggling because the only answer I have is prayer. Why is it that when we are struggling that is the last thing we want to do or can do?" I thought about this much in my time in the church and I've came to this conclusion. When it comes to us speaking to God and telling Him our heart, the enemy will do everything in His power to keep us from talking to God. If He can take away to extension cord to the power source he can take away the power.

So what am I getting at today? I'm saying that blessed are those who bring their hearts to God and truly mourn about their relationship with Christ because those are the ones who will be comforted.  It isn't any different than those we love, if we never tell them we love them or speak words that make them know that, then we will never give them the peace they need in trusting that love. God is the same way if we can't go to Him and speak our hearts and show Him the love then He can't give us the comfort in knowing His love. Don't let the enemy steal what you have by taking away your power source. Stay connected to your love and keep telling Him how wonderful He is. Life isn't worth living if you can't love.

Lord bless you all and keep you in this daily walk. I pray your blessed by this revelation I received and pray that it speaks to the hearts of those who read it. God is coming back for a spotless church and in that church for a bride that is in love with Him and His coming.