God Is Greater

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“For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.” 1 John 3:20-21

In the past, I allowed my feelings to rule my life. I would be happy one minute and in tears the next. My emotions were dependent on varying circumstances around me. And no matter what anyone said, I treated my feelings as the truth! I will never forget the day that I found 1 John 3:20-21, in my Bible. I later researched the word “heart” in the Strong’s Concordance, and it means “emotions and thoughts.” So, let’s read the verse again, but this time I will replace the word “heart” with it’s Greek meaning, “emotions and thoughts:

“For if our emotions and thoughts condemn us, God is greater than our emotions and thoughts and knows all things. Beloved, if our emotions and thoughts do not condemn us, we then have confidence toward God.”

Isn’t this good? The truth is, when our emotions and thoughts contradict the Word of God – we have a choice to make: Are we going to believe our emotions and thoughts or the Word of God? For years I lived my life in double-mindedness. I would read the Bible, but then allow my emotions to rob my faith in God! But not anymore!

We must choose daily to believe the Word of God no matter what is going on in the natural! We need to often declare a scripture out loud and proclaim that our emotions must submit under the Word of God. We must choose to believe that according to 1 John 3:20-21, God is greater than our emotions and thoughts and HE knows all things! By not allowing our emotions and thoughts to condemn the Word of God, we can remain in faith and perfect peace:)

Prayer:
Lord, I choose to believe Your Word no matter what is going on around me. I declare that according to 1 John 3:20-21, You are greater than my emotions and thoughts and that You know all things. I will no longer allow my emotions to rule my life. You have good plans for me – with a future and a hope. I worship You Jesus and thank You for leveling out my emotions and giving me the mind of Christ this day.” Amen

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9 Comment(s)

  1. Dear Tracy,

    Wonderful post! This part is so true:In the past, I allowed my feelings to rule my life. I would be happy one minute and in tears the next. My emotions were dependent on varying circumstances around me. And no matter what anyone said, I treated my feelings as the truth! I will never forget the day that I found 1 John 3:20-21, in my Bible. I later researched the word “heart” in the Strong’s Concordance, and it means “emotions and thoughts.” So, let’s read the verse again, but this time I will replace the word “heart” with it’s Greek meaning, “emotions and thoughts:

    You are so right . Thanks for this wonderful post it is so important to keep our eye on the Lord and not the circumstance.

    In his endless love,

    Angel ( Angel Mama)

    Angel ():) | Jun 25, 2007 | Reply

  2. Ok, first when I saw “Angel Mama”‘s comment I was like “I haven’t responded to this yet, I haven’t read this yet? Have I?”
    In the words of Homer Simpson, DOI! 🙂

    Tracy, you know more than anyone how much this word is so right on time for me. It is so true. I had never read that scripture in that context or way, and that is truly amazing! Thank you so much for sharing that!

    ~Angel C.

    Angel Cope | Jun 26, 2007 | Reply

  3. yes, yes, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes and AMEN! 🙂
    So true, we have a choice to make! Yes, yes yes! I so whole heartedly agree with this!
    love you sister!

    Christy in California | Jun 26, 2007 | Reply

  4. AMEN SISTER!! Our emotions and thoughts will get us into a lot of trouble and bring us much misery if we allow them to do so.

    Thank God that His Word says “we are overcomers by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony”!

    Speaking forth TRUTH – THE WORD – over ourselves, our emotions, our thoughts, and our circumstances allows us to focus on how great God is and how wonderful it is to have AUTHORITY over our flesh!!!

    Brigette Wagner | Jun 27, 2007 | Reply

  5. Boy, sometimes I think I have to make that choice minute by minute. Great post!

    Susanne | Jun 28, 2007 | Reply

  6. Ladies,

    I am making the choice to believe God’s Word minute by minute this week myself. With a move coming up next week and the fact that I am turning 35 years old today – I am choosing to believe that the best is yet to come and that “God has good plans for me” and that with the move, “I can do ALL things in Christ Jesus.” I am so thankful to have a Savior who cares about every little thing in my life, Psalm 138:8, states, “I (The Lord) will perfect (take care of) that thing (whatever I am walking through) concerning you.”

    Ahh…The Word of God is rest for our weary souls….Relish in His Word ladies – Jesus is the ONLY one who will never disappoint us, Jesus is the ONLY one who will never forsake us, Jesus is the ONLY one who truly understands us, Jesus is EVERYTHING we need!

    I love you my precious friends,
    Tracy

    Tracy | Jun 28, 2007 | Reply

  7. Hey Tracy. I’m visiting via Leigh Gray’s site. Happy Belated birthday!! Mine
    was the 26th and I turned 39 so I understand COMPLETELY the crisis!! God is
    good and He keeps letting me participate in things that remind me that I’m not
    as old as I think I am! haha He’s so funny!! Love that about Him!

    Valarie | Jun 28, 2007 | Reply

  8. Dear Tracy please stop by my site for an award and Honor.

    Smiles and Blessings,

    Angel ():)

    Angel Mama | Jun 28, 2007 | Reply

  9. Minute by minute that’s where I am! Blessings as you continue to lean on God through your move. He is able to provide rest even in the midst of chaos. I’m desperately seeking this myself. In His care, minute by minute.

    Rosemarie | Jul 3, 2007 | Reply

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