Friday, May 20, 2016

seeking balance in life

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

Balance is one of those words that is not easy to understand.  I watched a short video shot by a young mother of her toddler child at a local park.  Her little girl was being cheered on as she made her way walking down a balance beam.  Although only a few inches off the ground that is a feat for a 3 year old little one.

It might be that our kids have more balance than us parents or adults.  Here me out.  I have one of those things in side of me that says if I am not doing something that I am wasting my time, my day or even being bad.  But the verse I began with says something different, and by the way, I believe God wants His kids to have extremely good balance.

Balance in life can encompass so many things, but I draw our thinking and actions to our spiritual life.  When we disconnect from God, we are disconnected from real balance, and to disconnect might be easiest seen when we forget to spend quiet time with God. 

Read on…

“There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God's Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. . . .”Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I long for some quiet time.  Maybe I really am thinking about balance.  That is a big deal.  Nourishment comes from eating.  Quiet time with God is similar to sitting at the table and taking in a fine meal that fills us up. 

Balance in our Christian lives comes better when we spend time in silence rather in society as Spurgeon said.  We miss the best God has for us when we choose not to connect quietly with God.  When we choose connecting to God and living with Spiritual balance, we will enjoy life more.

Are you living in balance?

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