Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘“You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive.” For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Matthew 13:14-16
I watched someone the other day who was all over the charts emotionally. He was happy one minute, crying the next. He often went from laughing and singing to stomping his feet in anger.
I thought, “Wow, this guy is really unbalanced. His personality is just unstable. He springs from one emotion to the other. He really needs help.”
Of course, he was only two years old.
It is normal for people who are spiritually immature to ride the waves of their emotions. But the Bible says we are to become mature in Christ. How do we do that? We keep our eyes open to see what He is doing around us. We keep our ears open to listen to Him through prayer and hearing His Word. We keep our hearts turned toward Him and give Him our affections. If we do those things we will live less and less under the control of our emotions.
As you mature, Jesus will give you a deep joy that is greater than your feelings or your circumstances.
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 01/09/2015
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under