‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ – Jeremiah 29:11
This is a continuation of the discussion on Emotions
Vessel of Honour
Before God can renew you, you must be ready to brace for change yourself. The reason why we have so much problems is because our emotions make us go for what we want but not what we need. That is why David with free will always asked God for a cleansed heart. From the day we are a born again Christians have the Holy Spirit. When we walk with God, His spirit rubs on us. What does the Spirit do? It is the Holy Spirit of God that convicts us that what we have done is wrong. This gives us the option to repent from our wrong. So you see, it is our decision to keep ourselves clean by stopping to do wrong. In Gen. 1:28, God asked us to dominate and be in power to be of service to society.
Almost all women like men who are in authority (have a say) so that their authority can be of help to them whilst only few men are prepared to have their woman be of a higher place than them.
We all want to be in position from where we can help others. David said in Psalms 23 emotionally that only He the Lord that can help him out of trouble to be of any service to his people. However, so that he does not go back to the filth, he wrote in Psalms 51 that God create in me a clean heart so I can continue to be of service.
Our bible studies show us that how much you serve determines how much you will be served. When you serve you are able to develop many skills and the more skill that we develop determines the more opportunity we may have. So all those times when David was sleeping in the bush, etc. was where he gained the experience to kill his Goliath. A diligent servant is always a danger or threat to the master! This is the best way to achieve your goal. However we need to understand that the expression of our emotion determine how people judge us. In Galatians 5:22 we see that our emotions work with either the flesh or the spirit. When with the Spirit, then we are liberated from sin. We shun defiling company and polluting principles and are set apart by God and fit for the service of Christ.