Yes. Feelings matter!
We hear rational warnings about trusting feelings. I agree, but let’s not discount the symphony of our emotions. They are talking (singing? playing the musical score?) and helping us discern and think better.
And, Yes. Thinking matters.
We don’t hear as many warnings about thinking in our “doctrinally-correct” gatherings. Yet, we can be blown about by thinkings, doctrines, persuasions, creeds, traditions, and knowledge. (Ephesians 4:14) Thinking appeals to our self-preservation and can “puff “us up with false security (I Corinthians 8:1-3).
Still, thinking matters.
Let’s appreciate both feeling and thinking. Together they help us discern directly with the Lord and our inner-person. Beware of those who muscle their way into our individual holy temples, set up their tables, and teach us to exchange our “good money” for their “special money.”
We are empowered to discern all things. We have The Anointing and need of a teacher (1 John 2:20, 27; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22) although we can teach each other (Romans 15:14) as we learn the give and take of loving, listening, discerning, and serving .
Are you feeling the love? I think so!