We can express our thoughts and feelings to others through our emotions. Some emotions are good, such as love and mercy. Other emotions like hate and jealousy are usually not good.

The Holy Spirit lives within each Christian. He helps Christians control their emotions and show emotions that are pleasing to God. In our Bible verses, we learn that the “true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them…the Spirit that we have makes us God’s chosen children” (verses 14-15a).

The Holy Spirit uses our emotions to help us serve God. When we show love, compassion, mercy and sorrow for our sins, we are obeying God and being a good witness to other people.

Pay attention to the Holy Spirit today. Let Him show you the wrong emotions in your life. And allow the Spirit to encourage you to show good emotions for God.