"For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God." -Romans 8:5-8
In the book, Spiritual Man, Watchman Nee makes two important statements about emotions. 1) "Emotion may be denominated the most formidable enemy to the life of a spiritual Christian," and 2) "He therefore who lives by emotion lives without principle." Folks, I look around and see many these days who feel that because the music sounds great, the singing is fine tuned, people raise their hands a lot, and the emotions are very freely expressed, that that is the evidence of the Holy Spirit working. Well, not necessarily.
What then is the evidence that the Holy Spirit is at work within a church? The clearest evidence is the fruits of the people who go there. Raising hands in praise and displaying a lot of emotion while claiming that the Holy Spirit is so real should also be accompanied by a daily walk that exemplifies holiness. "If someone says, "I belong to God," but doesn't obey God's commandments, that person is a liar and does not live in the truth. But those who obey God's word really do love him. That is the way to know whether or not we live in him" (1 John 2:4-5). "So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the Devil. Anyone who does not obey God's commands and does not love other Christians does not belong to God" (1 John 3:10).
We cannot walk in the Spirit and be led by emotions. This is not to say that our emotions are not important because God gave them to us, but just like everything else He gave us, there must be some management of them. We cannot trust our emotions and satan will use our emotions against us anytime he can. We must not forget that the mind is the battlefield and when emotions are allowed to lead the way, there will be many regrets down the road because correct judgment is severely impaired. When we listen to our emotions, we are impulsive and impatient instead of waiting on God. Decisions should be made upon what we know, not what we feel. I've heard many people say that they feel that God wants them to do this or that. Well, is that according to their feelings, or is it according to the known will of God, which He will reveal to those who wait upon Him and are obedient toward Him?