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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Don't follow fickle things, follow God

Webster's Dictionary defines "fickle" as "Not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable." Your emotions and how you feel are unstable and liable to change. So, if you follow your feelings, then your life, your choices, and your actions will sway like a tree in strong wind.

Because your feelings can be unstable, it is important not to follow them exclusively. For example, there will probably be some days when you don't feel like being nice to your spouse. If you follow your feelings and act impulsively, then your marriage will have problems. Because feelings are unstable and unpredictable, someone who lives based on their feelings will also be unstable and unpredictable.

Indeed, James 1:8 says that someone who follows his feelings "is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does."

Instead of following our feelings, we need to follow God, for He is the only source of true stability. We need to take the same attitude as an old hymn, which says, "On Christ the solid Rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand."

In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus says, "Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

That "rock" is God's Word. If we want to live solid, stable lives, they must be built on the rock—God, himself. As most of you know Tommy and I were in a serious car accident this past Sunday. Our nice "paid for" vehicle was totalled. We have some injuries, but not as severe as what the experts thought we would after seeing the car! We are so grateful and are leaning on God, not what our emotions and feelings might try to throw at us during this time.

I was not driving, but it was a blind-sighted hit. Neither of us had a clue it coming. The good in that of course is that we were not all tensed up. The bad thing was it through us both into great Shock! The car spun a bit and we just never saw it coming. Today was the first day for me to drive. Tommy was using my vehicle to go to work, until we are get arrangements for a rental. So as I drove today, I felt the adrenals and the "fight to Flight" effect try to come upon me. Every car was driving by TOO fast! That is how it felt. But I stopped and said No Enemy! NO Spirit of Fear, you will not reside in this house of the Lord! I spoke the word outloud and continued to drive for a bit longer until I was able to "Take My Peace back." My land that which the enemy was trying to take back from me. I am grateful to the Lord for protecting us from what could have been a GREAT tragedy! Grateful for a praying husband as we withstood the winds and schemes of the enemy that tried to rob us of life, together.

So as this article says- Therefore, don't follow fickle feelings;
Spirit of Fear I say, NO!...I - WE, follow God. Amen?!

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