Don’t have your relationship with God based on your feelings otherwise you’ll always be disappointed
This week I will be looking at one scripture in particular and basing it on the topic of feelings. Now, we all get in our feelings most probably once a day, whether it is with people or with God we cannot deny the fact that as humans we love to operate based on our feelings and this is what gets us in trouble. When you move based on your feelings, you can often feel lost or confused and this is because you have done something without consulting God and don’t know which direction to go in. You have moved because you felt as though it was the right move, you are now feeling like you should have waited and are stuck. Even though you went on your own accord, SUDDENLY God shines his light and gives you hope through the situation.
Looking at the scripture Romans 5:7-8 it says ‘’Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die. But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’’ Breaking down this scripture it shows how we are not to base our relationship with God based on the way that we feel, we need to base our relationship with God from his word which is the truth.
Verse 7 talks about how someone willingly, on their own accord would even give up their life for someone else. Think about it, would you give up your life for someone? Let’s say, someone you love, you are both walking and someone pulls out a gun, would you jump in front of the gun for the person you love? Most of us would think twice and that time we take to think it’ll be too late. Now, as humans we have that mentality of every man for himself and would rather live than die. For it to be an extraordinary thing it is because this is not likely to us, it is one thing to give up your life for a good person. Someone that lives a quiet life, always does good and is a noble citizen.
Then, studying verse 8 ‘’but God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us’’. The love that God has for us, never changes. It does not shift based on how we feel towards him, the amount of times we have felt like God let us down or that God was not present within our lives do you think that stopped him from loving us? If anything, God loved us even more then. One way that God proves his love for us is by the fact that he sent his only son to die on the cross for us. Now, if that is not an extraordinary love then I don’t know what is. God didn’t wait until we got ourselves together or felt like we deserved it then sent his Son, the scripture is clear and it tells us that ‘’while we were STILL sinners, Christ died for us’’. When we are sinning, when we are thinking of going back to our old ways we have to remember and think of this scripture that regardless of what we were, Christ came to change that by dying on the cross for us.
If God moved based on his feelings, do you think you would be who you are today?
Peace & Love