There is a sweetness in the air this time of year. No, it’s not all the sugar that we use in baking all those yummy Christmas cookies and Holiday treats. I don’t know, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside and can sense the sweetness that accompanies that.
Too sappy? As I sat down to write a post, list of ideas before me, I decided to change direction. I decided to sit a moment and just look into my heart and see how I feel.
As a “church goer” for many years, “feelings” seem to be put on the back burner by some. I have actually heard many a sermon instructing Christians that feelings are not something to base your actions on. Say, “I believe”, rather than, “I feel”.
Say what??? Being a person that feels the presence of God and feels how others are doing, etc., that just goes against who I am. I could study the Bible till the cows come home and walk away with very little memorizing of scripture but my heart is full of it’s meaning.
I love that about me. I love that others are more theological and logical. After all, isn’t God that way? BOTH ways? How can I be who I am not?
I tried that growing up. A right-brained child in a left brained house – so to speak. We were given a lot of creative things to do but had to create a certain way. Explain that to the God who created armadillos or stripped horses – aka zebras.
I’m being silly in some ways. But it is just fine and dandy to use your emotions. They are real. So, back to my opening line…..
I feel a sweetness in the air today. A cozy comfy feeling and I love it. Could be Christmas or Holiday Season or just the love of Holy Spirit surrounding me.
Can you feel it? Here’s a fun one for you…..