Enjoying the Journey

What to Do with Your Emotions

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Emotions are a gift from God. They are also marred with the sin nature of Adam. When they are under God’s reign they feel as He feels, but when they are “out of control” they are both deceptive and destructive. The longer I work with people, the more I come to see my own depraved heart, I am convinced that emotions are the devils playground. For some reason – perhaps because he knows how susceptible we are to suggestion – much spiritual warfare takes place at the soul level. In our emotions. Think of it. Depression. Anxiety. Fear. Anger. Guilt. Envy. Jealousy. Pride. Hatred. Despair. All emotions. Many times those who are most careful to avoid sins of the flesh…

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Ebb and Flow: Dealing with Changing Tides

There are few things as refreshing to me as standing on the shore and watching the ocean waves.  I have always loved it.  In Scripture the sea represents change.  It is never the same. Life’s journey is in many respects a voyage.  We have launched out, but we have not yet landed.  The tide is always changing – it is the ebb and flow of life.  Tides come…and they go. This is why preachers are instructed to “be instant in season, out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2).  Every season is not the same!  Circumstances change.  Quickly.  Much of the ministry is helping people through the transitions of life.  To do this, you must learn to handle those transitions yourself. Emotions…

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