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Stepping Stones: Why Did I Do That?

Stepping Stones: Why Did I Do That?
March 31, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Often, we are ruled by our feelings…like animals, more often than we like to admit. Instead of letting our actions be determined by our feelings (which easily distorts our lenses…think, love is blind), we need to base our actions on the facts, what is certain and true.

We need to grow in our knowledge of God, the Holy Bible, and of Jesus. We need to understand what Jesus did for us on the cross and the way God sees us. You see, the more our biological science of the brain develops, science is actually proving the Bible is so accurate in diagnosing the human condition and devising a treatment plan. It is only as we do this that we open the door to receive more and more grace and peace from God.

How do we grow in our knowledge? The answer is really very basic. We need to prayerfully study the Bible because that tells us who God is and what He instructs. But you also need to study yourself, so you know how to deeply apply Bible to your life situations. Only then can we begin to live based on our knowledge of who we are through faith in Jesus Christ.

We also need to realize that this is a lifetime process. Every day we have decisions and choices to make. Are we going to base our actions on feelings of fear, insecurity, hopelessness, grief, lack of control, etc…or based on God?

Your feelings may be telling you that you are worthless, but in Christ you are redeemed (paid for at great cost)…you are valuable!

Today, make choices based on God’s truth (word)…not your feelings. When you feel you are being ruled by negative feelings, remember what God’s Word says in Ephesians 1:7; that you are forgiven, clean, and that all your sins have been wiped from God’s sight. Amen

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Prayer
Dear Father God, Help me to grow every day in my knowledge of You. Help me today to make choices based on Your truth, rather than my feelings. I thank You that Jesus died for my sins, that I am forgiven and that I am valuable to You. I pray this and all prayers through the One who words will never delude me, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:2
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12
“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.
Deuteronomy 30:15,16

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