“God is no respecter of people, but He is a respecter of his principles.” _Mark Condon, Gap Hill COG music conference
Have you ever eaten more Mexican food than you should have and woke up in the middle of the night with stomach cramps and begged God to ease the pain?
Amazingly, God in his mercy seldom does.
He understands that what is best for us is to be reminded of his principles for living a healthy and fulfilling life. And of course one of those principles is — gluttony does not pay! (Boy have I learned this the hard way.)
Emotions and desires are wonderful things…
…they provide fuel for abiding by solid principles.
- Getting pumped to go for a run or get in a workout so that you can live more healthily
- Getting inspired to get out of debt so that you can live a more fulfilling life
- Getting motivated to do the extra things at work that non-motivated people will not do because you see yourself getting promoted to a position that allows you to leverage your life more fully for your God, your family and your fellowman.
Emotions and desires unattached from solid principles quickly cause us to run amuck and creates pain–both for us and those we love.