March 25, 2010

My Feelings are not God

"My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God's word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes--many times--my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens--and it happens every day in some measure--I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.
That's the way I live my life every day. I hope you are with me in that battle."
- John Piper, Finally Alive, pages 165-166

[HT: Josh Harris]

4 comments :

  1. I am with you buddy. Those thoughts are harmless, i get them to, most irrational thoughts, And today is the best day because it's prooven that what we think and what we feel, have no effect on the truth of whats going on. It can change perception and that's it.

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  2. "...what we think and what we feel have no effect on the truth..."

    THAT is true!

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  3. I love this quote. It came to me at the perfect time. I have to remind myself of it a lot!

    Thanks for posting it!

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  4. It came to me at the perfect time as well.

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