Emotional Energy

Emotional Energy
“Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you.”

Philippians 4:6, “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God”.

Successfully living the God-Life (Zoe) requires a number of things.  Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and making Him Lord of our lives is paramount. This puts us in right standing with God because of the shed blood of Jesus on the cross.   All sins (inherited from the Adamic Curse and committed in life) are forgiven. 

Reading, studying, and doing the word is the key to maintaining relationship with God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  We offer to God daily praise and thanksgiving to deepen our relationship with Him.  We are led into intimacy with Jesus and the Holy Spirit by meditating on God’s word. We listen to His voice in our human spirit to get to know Him.  We are destined to live with God throughout Eternity. 

All of what we do to begin, maintain, and grow our relationship with God can be attacked by a deceptive enemy.  That enemy is the misuse of our emotional energy.  This determines whether or not our walk with God progresses by the power of the Holy Spirit or is blocked.  The proper use of our emotional energy has the following three (3) elements. 

#1 Work in Harmony with Others
Make a decision to live positively with other people.  What is impossible with men is possible with God.  It always requires guidance from the Holy Spirit to know how to deal with others.  Soft answers turn away wrath and anger.  Harsh words never help others see truth.  Prayer is always needed for relationships to prosper. 

·       Emotional energy is drained when you cannot live positively with others.

#2 Receive Holy Spirit Guidance in Your Helpfulness to Others
Make a decision not to be “Fixer-in Chief” of the problems of others.  Your commitment in Christ is to maintain only your own walk with Him.    He then guides the overflow of your godly life to reach others who need Him.

Any ministry to others should be under the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit.  We are not called to invade the lives of others, but to let our lights so shine that men will glorify God.  There is lack of wisdom when we “take on” the lives and times of others.  The results are false burdens, torn relationships, stolen peace, and much confusion.  It can also silence hearing God’s voice for ourselves.

·       Emotional energy is drained when you try to solve the problems of others.

#3 Maintain a Positive Attitude
A positive attitude is the vitamin source for proper use of your emotional energy.  A positive attitude works in every circumstance.  It addresses the true, the honest, the pure, the lovely, and the good report found in Philippians 4:8.

·       Emotional energy is drained when you do not maintain a positive attitude.

When your emotional energy is spent, you cannot receive the peace from God you need to navigate your life.  God’s presence is elusive because your mind is flooded with cares of the world and others. You are always assessing, obsessing, and intruding.  It is a difficult road to walk.  Father asks us to cast all care upon Him.

When your emotional energy is not being wasted, used for others, etc., you can use it to cast every care upon the Lord.  You can use it to fight “the good fight of faith”.  You can use it to speak health, healing, wholeness, and restoration from God’s word to your spirit, soul, body, and circumstance.

When you properly use your emotional energy, you can:

Live in harmony with others.
Stay quietly minding your own business.
Listen to the Holy Spirit when dealing with others.
Let the peace of God rule in your heart.
Maintain a positive attitude

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.