Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We Live By Faith {Not Feelings}


"but the righteous shall live by his faith." Habakuk 2:4 b

We are called to live by faith, not feelings. In obedience to do that which we know to be right. 
To get out of bed when the alarm goes off, even though we feel like staying under the covers. 

To force ourselves to exercise and get our body moving, even though we feel like loafing on the couch.

To shower and dress, though our sweat pants feel so comfortable.

To faithfully serve our families, keeping a clean home and meals cooked, even though we might prefer reading a book, watching a movie, surfing the web....

To live by faith, not by feelings. 

On rainy days, I find this particularly challenging. Or when I'm tired because the baby was fussy and kept me up late. Or when my hormones are making me feel totally deranged. 

Our feelings are funny things, always changing, depending on our circumstances, our physical condition, the amount of rest we have or have not gotten. If we lived by feelings, we would accomplish very little for the kingdom.

Be encouraged: "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

May God give you grace to serve Him with renewed spirits and fresh energy today! To live by faith, purposing to take dominion over fleeting feelings! 


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