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emotionally driven faith…

The spiritual discipline this week in the study with sistersDaily Examen is a prayerful evaluation of your last twenty-four hours…

Begin with thanks… consider… When did I feel closest to Him today…? Why…? then ask yourself… When did I feel farthest from Him today…? Why…? then close your time of prayer with repentance… and praise…

What I discovered… what became evident… was I felt closest to Him… when I felt good… things seemed to be going well…

Guess when I felt far from Him…? At a point in my day when I felt doubt… Had I obeyed…? or missed the mark…?

And I realized… at times… my faith… trusting in His nearness… is emotionally driven…

In the realization… I see the lie…!

It’s just not true… How I feel… does not determine… how close I am to Him…

My emotions… do not define my relationship with Him…

“The heart is more deceitful than all else and desperately sick; Who can understand it? …” Jeremiah 17:9 NASB

His faithfulness… is the only thing… which is true…

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10 NASB

I choose to believe Him… trust in His Word… and not fall prey… to emotionally driven faith…

What about you…?

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