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Do You Act on Faith or Feelings?

March 4, 2022 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

(Hebrews 11:1)

PONDER THIS:

Faith is confidence that goes beyond emotions. Emotions are the shallowest part of your nature. Faith is the deepest work of God, and God doesn’t do the deepest work in the shallowest part of you. Don’t live your life under the tyranny of emotions. It feels good to feel good and there is nothing wrong with feeling good. But feelings are fickle.

When I go to preach, I always try to look like I’m having a good time and I feel good. But sometimes I don’t. Surprised? Maybe I didn’t get any sleep last night. Maybe I got an upset stomach. Maybe I’ve got a dull headache when I come up here, but it’s time to preach and I’m going to preach. Other times you think it’s going to be a good service, but nothing seems to go right. The preacher’s tongue gets tied up. And the ushers won’t ush. And the choir can’t hit the notes. And you think, “Good night! God is light-years from this place.” Yet Heaven comes down. Our emotions had nothing to do with that.

  • When was a time you felt like everything was going right but didn’t see the spiritual fruit you hoped for? When was a time everything felt wrong, but you saw God move powerfully?
  • What does this teach you about what God can do, no matter how you feel?

PRACTICE THIS:

Take time in prayer today to ask God for faith in Him that goes beyond your feelings, whether they are good or bad.

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