Readers of this blog and surely those who know me well, know that I believe in experience along with tradition and reason, all in their rightful place. I'm struggling with a bad back (though it is on the mend, and seems especially so at the moment) and shoveling over and over the ice and snow the snow plows leave behind, and that twice- yesterday (though Deb helped me by doing it the first time, since my back pain was so bothersome then).
So I know I need to simply proceed in the way of Jesus according to what is written in God's word- in Scripture.
This means reading, listening, praying and staying in the word which is meant for us, for our lives, and involves confession of sin and all that we need in Jesus. We don't wait until we feel like it. And we don't proceed according to how we feel. But we proceed according to what is written.
The feelings will come. And they will go. But the stable life in Jesus moves on according to what is written, employing tradition (what the church has taught and teaches), reason and experience, as we look for ourselves at what is written for us both in the Old and New (Testaments) of our Bibles.
Any thoughts you'd like to add here?