Catherine said to me recently that Christianity / relationship with God is not an intellectual thing or an emotional thing. It’s a FAITH thing.
That conversation has not left me over the last few days.
Sometimes following God goes past our intellect and emotions.
Both those are not a good enough foundation.
Because sometimes we may not “feel it”
Or maybe we just “don’t get it”
And that’s okay… because we move from those and start with FAITH.
God says it well in Isaiah 55: “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Yes, sometimes in following God – we need our ‘heart in it’ (our emotions) – we can’t just be “dry and unexcited” about what God is doing and who He is.
And yes, we need to use our intelligence in discerning and learning in our journey with God.
But emotions have an end.
Intellect too, has an end.
But faith… it cannot be put in a box.