The Bible paints a full-color picture of a God who is stirred by emotions such as yearning, love, and compassion. Our human emotions reflect the emotional qualities of our Creator, who fashioned us in His own image. Feelings have a vital role to play in any believer's life, not just those who are more sensitive in nature due to their personalities.
The Feeler by James W. Goll offers a remarkable biblical perspective on our emotions and how they help us to discern and act on God's voice. We experience the love, joy, and presence of God through our feelings. Our emotions effect our bodies, our level of holiness, our relationships, and our decisions.
The Scriptures inform us of our need to have our senses trained to discern good and evil (Hebrews 5:14 NASB). What are we training? Both our natural senses and our spiritual senses. Our physical senses, with the addition of knowing, relate to our spiritual senses in these ways:
- Eyes (sight): visions and dreams
- Ears (hearing): voices and sounds
- Heart (touch): emotions and feelings
- Tongue (taste): good and evil
- Nose (smell): good and bad
- Mind (knowing): divine thoughts and impressions
The Feeler will teach you how to listen for and recognize the often subtle ways God's Spirit communicates to believers, as well as how to discern good and evil spirits. With consecrated gifts and senses, you can reach out to the body of Christ and to the world at large in both spiritual and practical ways, making you much better equipped to fulfill your role as an ambassador of the gospel.