This is one of the first concepts I heard when I became a Christian 13 years ago. And I have been thinking about it again a lot lately. For those of you that don’t know it, and to refresh those that do (as taken from The 4 Spiritual Laws):
The promise of God’s Word, the Bible – not our feelings – is our authority. The Christian lives by faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God Himself and His Word. This train diagram illustrates the relationship among fact (God and His Word), faith (our trust in God and His Word), and feeling (the result of our faith and obedience) (John 14:21). The train will run with or without a caboose. However, it would be useless to attempt to pull the train by the caboose. In the same way, as Christians we do not depend on feelings or emotions, but we place our faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God and the promises of His Word.
SO, why is my train trying to let it’s caboose drive the train?!