November 28, 2019
It turns out that our emotion is still dependent on external factors. We hope that no one is annoying and everything must be in accordance with the predictions or plans we have made. If it is not in accordance with our expectations, then our emotins will eventually flare up in a negative direction. Eventhough we know, we can only control and overpower ourselves. Other people and conditions around us are not in our control. So it is not appropriate if we “depend our emotional state” on all those external things. We must break that dependency!
Depend only on something unchanged, unshakeable that is God and His Word. Only in Him we can experience the surrounding of peace and joy that is beyond our mind. Only His word remains and cannot be shaken. This is the time to rely on it. So that everyday the inclination of our hearts always (actively pursue) align with the Word and the reality of His presence! Because the reality of His presence is our true habitat. And His Word becomes a certain hope. When we keep actively pursuing and entering into His reality and ensuring everyday we receive the word, and we believe it, then we will surely experience what is written on Psalms 91.
Psalms 91 describes the condition of “the war in this world that happens in our lives everyday” : there are diseases around us, there are devil arrows that are being directed to us, there are dangers, wicked people, etc. If “our emotional depend” on those all things, no wonder it will result on negative emotions (angry, sad, disappointed, revengeful, etc)
God wants us to live in “different world”. It doesn’t mean we “leave this world”. But we can enjoy and manifest the reality of Kingdom of Heaven on this earth. He wants us to live in the unshakeable Kingdom! That’s our habitat!
Psalms 91:1-2 (NKJV)
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
There are two things from the verses above that we need to focus on in order to make our emotion divine in the midst of warfare in every day life:
1. Make sure that we are always active to experience the reality of God’s presence
Let the thirst of His reality and the love of Him be always maintained and strived for. That is the first and the foremost in our lives. That is what makes us experience the reality of the unshakeable God’s throne. In His presence and Word, our emotions become healthy! Our lives are full of passion, joy and peace! The lifestyle of praying in the spirit, meditating and declaring the word until our spirits be burn are divine lifestyle that we must maintain!
2. Believe in His faithfulness
Believe that whatever happens is in God’s control and surely work together for good. At any rate what God says, we believe. And take it as a conviction!
Psalms 91:4 (NKJV) He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
With conviction (shield) to His word, we can block all contempts of the enemy which send various negative thoughts. If our mind starts to move to the negative, we must fight back by declaring the word. Pray in tounges while imagining the word until the negative emotion are removed. And our spirits be burn because of the work of the Spirit and word!!
That’s how we rely our emotions to God in everyday life. The more we consistantly do it, the healthier our emotions will be – becoming more divine! And manifest the mind and emotion of Christ! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus