Emotions Are Created by God and Are Good!

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Question: My Husband Has No Emotions. Are Emotions Soulish?

My husband has no time for his emotions, my emotions and he has told my son he was done with his “emotionalism.”  He is so emotionally unavailable, our family is wrecked!!!

Answer: Let's Explore What Emotions Are. Emotions Are Spiritual!

Emotions Defined: Emotions are the response of your heart to the pictures you hold in your mind.

 I was taught emotions were part of my soul, and were unreliable and soulish. Therefore, I cut them off since I was trying hard to be spiritual. The result was that I became a mechanical, analytical robot. No passion, no joy, no excitement. Just - there. It almost crushed my marriage as I could not cherish Patti, since cherishing is an emotion! Yikes! However, God showed me the error of my ways.

When I began hearing God's voice, I discovered God's love was very tender and passionate. I saw a vision of Jesus holding my head against His chest and caressing my hair. Wow! No man had ever done that in my life. He spoke and said, “Mark, tenderness is OK. Emotions are OK.” And with that He broke my false belief that emotions were to be cast aside. He said, “Mark, I want to restore emotions to your life.” I want you to do three things to restore emotions:

  1. Read through the Gospels and see how Jesus, moved by compassion, healed. See that it is OK for you to have emotions, and it is OK for these emotions to even lead you in ministry.
  2. Read through the Psalms and see how David processed His emotions with God. See that he had them, he expressed them (both joy and depression), and it is fine for you to do that.
  3. Notice how tenderly I love you in your journaling, and love others that way.

So I did all the above three things, and my view of emotions was totally reversed. For starters, the Bible mentions emotions within one’s spirit. God sent Ezekiel “embittered in the rage of his spirit” (Ezek. 3:14). Wow! Rage in one’s spirit. So there you go. We can and do have emotions in our spirits. Amazing! Completely contrary to what I had learned.

So What Is the Value of Celebrating Emotions and Restoring Them Back Into Your Life?

  1. You can feel again! You can have happy emotions, joy, laughter, happiness, and, of course, this also opens the door for sorrow, grief and pain.
  2. You can experience God’s emotions in your spirit and then radiate them out through your soul (Gal. 5:22-23 - Love, joy, peace are emotions and are fruits of the SPIRIT.)
  3. You can now excel as a communicator, since you now speak with passion!
  4. All your interpersonal relationships will improve as people feel your warmth and love!
  5. You become more whole, using more of the faculties which God has created within you.

If you need to repent for your own ungodly beliefs concerning emotions, then do so. If you have purposed to cut off emotions, repent of that inner vow, and state your intention to ask God to restore emotions to your life. Perhaps re-read the Psalms and see how David expressed his emotions.

How Can I Guide My Emotions?

So now that emotions are allowed out of the box, you find that they can be all over the place, and that is uncomfortable. One of the wonderful things God showed me was how to guide my emotional responses. Since emotions are essentially by-products of pictures, if I want to change the emotions I am feeling, I can change the picture I am looking at internally. For example, if my spouse is late arriving home, I can picture an automobile accident, and feel the emotion of fear, or I can ask God for His picture, and He can show me a picture in my mind of His angels surrounding the vehicle, keeping it safe, and He can speak, “All is well, they will be home soon.” That picture produces peace and faith.

So God is in the continual business of “replacing pictures in the art gallery of my mind, removing pictures that do not have Jesus in them and replacing them with pictures that do have Jesus in them.” The result is a wonderful lifestyle of peace, power and serenity.

Additional Resources: Emotional Wholeness Through Hearing God's Voice:

Learn How to Do Two-way Journaling - “4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice”  

 


Apply Two-way Journaling to Restoring Emotions -  “Counseled by God”           

 


Understand How Your Heart/spirit Operates - “How to Walk by the Spirit”   

 

 

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