God created us to cry over beautiful sunsets, sad movies and a sick child. We laugh when we see a squirrel run up a tree, our child take a first step or a friend do something silly.
Other times - for me, these emotions can be rather annoying. A difficult challenge to work through.
All too often I am ran by my emotions. My feelings take over and I go from happy to hissy fit in the blink of an eye. God has been speaking to me about this for a rather long time. I'm a very passionate person. I'm passionate when it comes to my kids, my husband, my life, my friends.
This is not always a good thing. I let emotions run me instead of God's truth. I jump to conclusions instead of prayer. I turn to worry instead of worship. I listen to the mean little voice in my head when my husband and I get in a fight or when the kids are acting up beyond their ability to mind me. I do this instead of taking a break, saying a prayer and then speaking.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
A hot-tempered man (woman) stirs up dissension, but a patient man (woman) calms a quarrel. Proverbs 15:18
Lord let my words be few and may I always turn to you instead of my emotions as I go through my day to day. Amen.