In the following weeks I will be sharing excerpts from a wonderful book on Biblical EQ: A Christian handbook for emotional transformation by John Edmiston This book has really helped me in my journey of emotional transformation and is continuing to help me to grow up in all respects of Him (Ephesians 4:15). I believe it will be a blessing to you.
“What Kind Of Emotions Should Christians Have? While God is emotional there are some emotions that God never has. God is never envious, lustful, greedy, bitter with selfish ambition, small-minded, or petty. Neither is he anxious or fretful but dwells in perfect peace. His emotions are positive, holy, noble and appropriate. God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. Since we are called to be “in the image of God”, then whatever else that means, it means that at the end of our Christian maturity, our emotions should in some measure share these divine qualities. We should be “walking in the light”.”
So often, we forget that God has called us to walk in the light when it comes to our emotions. This is one of the things that I had to come to terms with in my own life when it came to food, or more specifically, my overindulging on food. It got to the place where the Holy Spirit began to say to me, “I need you to grow up in this area of your life.” I have noticed that this has been one of the biggest obstacles that some of my Redesign your Image clients have experienced, not being led by emotions. It can be one of your greatest sabotages! What are your biggest challenge is this area? Head over to my contact page and tell me about it.