I sure didn’t. I just scorned emotions as being soulish. However, 37 years ago when I began hearing God’s voice through two-way journaling, He reminded me that Jesus, moved by compassion, healed (Matt. 14:14). So I accepted that there was a place for emotions. Intellectually I acknowledged the idea that I should not shut off emotions, and I began the process of learning to cultivate and accept Spirit-born emotions, or Kingdom emotions, as I like to call them.
God showed me that in the Psalms, King David expressed his emotions and that the Gospels say over and over that Jesus was moved by compassion as He ministered. God told me to notice how tenderly He loved me in the two-way journaling I was doing. God said I was to begin loving myself and others in the same way He was loving me.