Some have wonderful feelings that accompany the born again experience but others feel nothing. It makes no difference. You see the wonderful thing about being born again for sure is that it’s not measured by emotion. Allow me to illustrate beyond any doubt why feelings are completely irrelevant.
The Family Feeling?
1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given us in letting us be called God’s children. And that is what we are!
When you are born again, you become God’s child. Think about your current parents now. Aside from what you may feel about them science has yet to discover a ‘family feeling’ by which someone may be sure that they are the child of someone else. Doesn’t matter how you feel, a biological reality cannot be measured with an emotional reality.
The Location Feeling
Col 1:12 – 13 Giving thanks to the Father…who rescued us out of the dominion of the darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.
When you’re born again, you take transported from Satan’s kingdom and brought into God’s. You now live in a different place. Which feeling do you know of that can measure geographical location? Is there an American feeling? A Zimbabwean feeling? No there isn’t.
Blind folded, and transported to a different place without your knowledge, you emotions couldn’t even offer a clue as to where you were now located. In fact, if anything you may even still feel as though nothing has changed. Emotions are a poor geographical instrument of measure. Same goes for you now being in the Kingdom of God’s son Jesus.
Emotions cannot measure biological, geographical and even less so spiritual realities. That doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with having wonderful feelings when you are born again. No in fact they can make the whole experience all the more exciting for you and that’s good. However, they are by no means a measuring tool or any kind.
As humans, it’s unfortunate we’ve been trained to measure with emotions any reality we cant experience with our 5 senses. It often leads to trouble as feelings, being so fickle come and go.
Remember Thomas the disciple of Jesus in the Bible?
After Jesus had risen from the dead, he refused to believe Jesus was alive. He’d seen Jesus die painfully on the cross, there was no faking that. He’d seen Jesus wrapped up like a mummy and put in tomb. That was real, he’d seen it with his own eyes.
So the other disciples kept telling him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he (Thomas) told
them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, put my finger into them, and put my
hand into his side, I will never believe!”
Just moments later Jesus appeared to them all, and he let Thomas see the nail marks and put his finger is his side. And after that Thomas did in fact believe, But Jesus wasn’t pleased.
He told him
“Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed.”
Jesus wanted Thomas to have faith, not sight. He also wants for you to live your new Christian life by Faith, not feelings.
Think about it.