Stop Obeying Your Emotions and Let Your Emotions Obey You.
Everyone has an unconscious memory and intelligence, but the world is full of noise that keeps you unaware of your unconscious memory and intelligence. It is why you must wake when the world is asleep, and calm yourself, until you can access your subconscious mind.
You are capable of having the Mind of Christ as Philippians 2:5 states. But if you constantly wake up and refuse to use your theta state to immediately connect to God, by stilling your mind and insulating it from the carnal until the spiritual infuses it, you will have the mind of crisis.
Look at the words from Scripture:
“Be still and know”-Psalm 46:10.
Unless you are still, you cannot know.
There are just too many stimuli in this world and your human brain and mind responds to stimuli and gets agitated. That is why you do not know.
But if you can calm yourself. You will know. Know what to do. Know why to do it. And know how to do it.
God’s Voice has been described in Scripture as the:
“Still small Voice”-1 Kings 19:12.
If you are not capable of calming yourself and separating yourself from the world to a place of quietness, where you can be alone with God, you may never hear that still small Voice.
The whole idea of prayer is that it is to be a communication. A conversation. Not a soliloquy, or a monologue. For communication to exist, there must be a two way traffic. You talk, God listens. Then God talks, and you listen. Sadly, most of us just talk. We do not listen to God!
Job 13:12 says:
“I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”
Notice that it refers to the words of God’s Mouth. It is not referring to the written word of God.
Job treasured hearing from God’s Mouth. More so than he treasured food. Some scholars believe that this means that Job would not even eat until he had heard from God’s Mouth.
God talks to us, but many of us are too busy to hear His still small Voice, because of the rat race of modern day living. That is why if you read Scripture, you will notice that many of those who heard from God, heard from Him when they were alone and far from the world.
Abraham heard from God while he was alone in a mountain having bound his son, Isaac-Genesis 22:11.
Jacob had a speaking encounter with God while he was alone in the wilderness-Genesis 31:24-27.
Moses heard from God while he was alone in the wilderness-Exodus 3:1-2.
David heard from God while he was alone in the fields tending sheep-1 Samuel 17:34-37.
And if you read Luke 5:16, you would see that Christ made this a lifestyle:
“So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.”-(NKJV).
If Christ, the Son of God, had to withdraw Himself to pray, yet He was fully connected with God, then how do you think you can survive and thrive spiritually without doing it?
If you do not take out time to hear from God, your spirit man will not grow. Because “man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the Mouth of the LORD.”-Deuteronomy 8:3.
Notice the use of the word “Mouth”. The same word used in Job 23:12.
And it is when your spirit man does not grow that your soul-ish man starts to control you. That is when you find yourself being controlled by your emotions.
Your mind tells you to be angry and you obey it, because it is stronger than your spirit man, which is malnourished, having been starved of the presence of God.
When you go to the gym to work out regularly, your body becomes stronger and you are able to lift heavier loads that you could not lift before. When you isolate yourself to hear from God, your spirit becomes stronger and more able to lift those heavy burdens that previously weighed you down.
Your body eats physical food. How did physical food come into existence? They were spoken into existence by the Mouth of God-Genesis 1:11. Your spirit also eats spiritual food that again proceeds from the Mouth of God-Deuteronomy 8:3. Do not be physically full and spiritually starved!
Almost all the trouble in the world today is caused by people who are physically strong, but spiritually weak. Because the physical is the carnal part of man, and “to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”-Romans 8:6.
Why do you think the world today is devoid of peace? It is precisely because of the reasons stated above.
The most productive time for your mind is when you have just woken up. At that time, your mind is in a semi spiritual daze state. Don’t waste that theta state by grabbing your phone or doing something carnal. Use that time to spiritually connect to God in prayer.
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