We’ve Lost that Loving Feeling


Our country has been bombarded by feelings over the last week, but let me tell you something I’ve learned the hard way. Feelings will lead you in the wrong direction nine times out of ten.

I use to function solely on the way I felt. I responded to my husband and children and friends according to how I was feeling about them at the moment.

Oh, how I wish I could go back in time and change so many things I said or did!! But I am learning…

I thank God that Jesus didn’t follow His feelings. If He had, He wouldn’t have gone to the cross for any of us. None of us are worthy, and He knew that. He didn’t want to suffer, but He CHOSE to suffer. Three times He asked His Father to find a different way, knowing that there was only one way…the cross…suffering.

We are not above our Teacher. He suffered, and we will suffer IF we desire to be like Him.

So, here’s my advice: Follow Jesus!! Don’t follow the way you feel about someone or something. Stop yourself and ask, “Could there be a growth opportunity for me in this situation?” “Is there a way that I can glorify God by the way I respond?” “How can I use these circumstances to allow God to conform me into the image of His Son?” “How can I show this person the love of Christ even though we disagree?”

Let me tell you something, there are a WHOLE LOT OF UNLOVEABLES in the world. You might even be one of them!! But God CHOSE to die for you. Will you deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Him, or will you feed your feelings and follow your own desires?

We will never leave Christ’s mark on this world if we get caught up in the matters of this world. Second Timothy 2:4 says, “No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.”  Let’s reset and FIX OUR EYES back ON JESUS!!!! I promise you won’t regret it!!

The Lord is Peace

I woke up with a heavy heart today. One week from today, we will be voting for our next president.

I’m just going to be honest here… I really don’t want to vote for either of them!! I’m not sure that either of them have the correct solutions to our problems.

You see, we have a sin problem in America. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger!! WE NEED JESUS!! I can’t tell you how many scary Facebook friend requests I’ve received since starting my new page. I accepted them with the hope that they will hear the gospel, but as soon as I accept them, they start private messaging me.

There is some SERIOUS EVIL out there, folks!!!

But guess what?!?!

In my time with Jesus this morning, He reminded me that He is a God of PEACE.

In Judges 6, God comes to Gideon and tells him that the Lord is with him. Gideon replies, “O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying,’Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hands of Midian.”

Do you ever feel that way?

Where are You, God? Why do You let all this evil and suffering prevail?

Well, guess what? Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have told you these things so that in Me, you may have Peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart; I have overcome the world!”

He told Gideon the same thing! The first time that God is called “The LORD is Peace” in scripture is in Judges 6:24, right after God tells Gideon,”Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.”

There’s the good news, folks! Jesus died to overcome the world!! If you’re His child, that should bring you peace no matter who our next president is!!

So let’s get on our knees and seek the God of Peace!! Peace out! 😉