Jesus and Our Emotions


Over on my Facebook page, a lady named Roz shared the following feedback: "I think what was most helpful for me in Dug Down Deep was the explanation of our emotions in relation to Jesus. As someone who grew up in the church, I think I have been desensitized over the years to the reality of the cross, His mercy, His kindness...the Gospel, really. And I have envied those who seem so emotionally attached to Jesus. So when the book says that the more I study the Bible and learn about Jesus, the more emotion will flow, it is not only a relief, but a reality I have seen in my life (especially recently as I have settled into a Gospel preaching church for the first time), as well as a charge to study my Bible even more. Thanks for the insight. I have already loaned the book out."


I'm not going to argue that read the Word draws us closer to God. But shouldn't seeking the tangible reality of the Creator's presence draw more emotion from us?

After all, the Holy Spirit leads us into truth and takes from what is Christ's and reveals it to us, including the Father's awesome love.

I do agree with what you said here. But I also want to point out what I understood from the book and what became really helpful for me to 'dig deeper'. Emotions can be empty at times (as Joshua said), but when they are fueled by our knowledge of God, they become more powerful. We believe more in our emotions and not think that maybe we are just overwhelmed by the lyrics of the song we just sang at church because we're going through something or the way the pastor delivered the message of God. When our emotions are brought about by our minds agreeing to what we understood from what we've heard (thru songs or sermons) or read (through the Bible or some other books like Dug Down Deeper), they become more authentic and true and I believe that God becomes pleased because what we're thinking and feeling are the same, and it's all about HIM! Am I blabbering? Haha. Just my two cents. :)

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