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Hooked on a Feeling

  • He caused me to pass by them all around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry. He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I answered, "Lord Yahweh, you know." Again he said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and tell them, 'You dry bones, hear Yahweh's word. The Lord Yahweh says to these bones: "Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you will live." Ezekiel 37:2'5 WEB.

    The Lord took Ezekiel to a valley filled with dry bones lying in the sun. It was the remains of a great army, now scattered about the ground and lying in the dust. All life was gone, and all that remained were the bones.

    The valley was a bleak picture of hopelessness. God told Ezekiel to prophesy His words over the dry bones. Ezekiel had to feel like this was a hopeless situation, but when he obeyed and did what God told him, the dry bones came back to life.

    Facts, faith, and feelings have to line up in that order. Facts are the word of God, which is living and always relevant. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word (Rhema) that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). His word is truth, His word is our anchor, and it was His Word that brought the universe into existence.

    Our faith is demonstrated when our mouths and actions line up with the Word of God. Finally, our feelings must fall into their proper place, which is at the end of the line and the least important of all. We can become hooked on feelings of doubt, unbelief, self-pity, and fear. They grow into mountains that we cannot see past. We have to let those feelings go in order to move on with God. Facts (Word of God) first, faith second, feelings last.

    You cannot reverse this list and put your feelings first, then expect to live an overcoming life. So, if you feel like God doesn't love you and begin to act like it while ignoring what is written in His word, then you have reversed the list. You can't measure how much God loves you by your feelings, for they will lie to you. We have to stand on what has been written in His Word.

    Keep your "feelings" in check, and don't speak them if they are negative, for your own words will be used against you by the enemy. You can prophesy your own future.

    James 3:4 tells us: "Behold, the ships also, though they are so big and are driven by fierce winds, are yet guided by a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires. So, the tongue is also a little member and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!"

    Keep your speech positive. Instead of venting a feeling, quote Scripture that counters it. That's the way Jesus did in the wilderness. It is written. It is written.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me keep my feelings in check and trust You completely. Restore my hope. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me keep my feelings in check and trust You completely. Restore my hope. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
November 22, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

November 22, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen 

November 22, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

November 22, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen and Amen! Trusting in you Lord!

November 22, 2023
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Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Heavenly Father, please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me keep my feelings in check and trust You completely. Restore my hope. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen

November 22, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord.  Restore my hope. Restore my faith. I need more of Jesus and less of me. I love you Jesus.

November 22, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

November 22, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

November 22, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Good morning  Sister in Christ. 

November 22, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmannedited: November 22, 2023

Amen facts faith feelings 

November 22, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father, please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me keep my feelings in check and trust You completely. Restore my hope. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

November 22, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

November 22, 2023
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Excellent!! Very very true! 

November 22, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

November 22, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen, Pastor, you so perfectly presented the word of God, thanking you for the clarity in today's teaching, especially for an emotional person like me, or, it may just be that I'm getting more and more emotional as I'm getting older!!!  The word of God is true and a fact, then comes evergrowing faith in God by the power and indwelling of the Hl. Spirit, as we endure and abide through the many storms of life, and then, "lastly" feelings!!!              So many people go to church and are overwhelmed with a fuzzy and happy feeling believing that they are saved, but then the feelings go away when they have to face the storms of life and . . .  I thank the Lord for leading me to RHM!!! (h5) Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

November 22, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!!

November 22, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

TRUTH!  
We cannot reverse this list and put feelings first, then expect to live an overcoming life.  We have to stand on what has been written in His Word.

Thank you for speaking this, Pastor Dion! Lord, help me keep my feelings in check and trust You completely in everything. Amen

 

November 23, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

November 23, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!  Facts, faith, feelings.

 

 

November 26, 2023