God wants us to live a balanced life “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
All through our lives, everything we look at are all focuses toward equilibrium and that’s the principle of balance. God wants our personal lives to be balanced.
There is a lot of sickness occurred everywhere. I had cough and colds a couple of days ago due to improper eating habits, skipping on taking food supplements, and lack of sleep, thus making my body vulnerable to sickness. Doctors say sickness is an imbalance in your body. Health comes when your body is restored to balance. And it’s sure nice to be in balance or feeling better now after taking vitamins and careful in eating what are needed of my body, and restore my energy through relaxing and sleeping.
You know, the problem some people have is imbalance. Imbalance is a disease that has many different symptoms, but the root is the same. You can be out of balance in anything. Sleeping? Yes. Eating? Yes. Work? Yes. Play? Yes. Everything!
While imbalance can affect many areas of our lives, I would like to say a few words about the most import one; our spiritual life. Yes, our spiritual life that needs to be prioritized first. We need to have spiritual balance in our lives. As 2 Peter 3:18 says: “Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” We do two things to grow as Christians: We grow in grace and we grow in knowledge of Jesus Christ. We have intellectual growth; we know about the content of the Bible. We also grow in grace and that’s cultivating an intimate relationship, and enjoying God.
If I ask you about your spiritual balance, what will be your response to these? Is your first reaction to a problem is to pray, or do you usually use that as a last resort? Do you take time for God? Do you trust Him? Do you really know Him? Do you read the Bible on a regular basis?
We say that there is not enough time to pray or go to church. We are physically tired from the week of work or activities and that Lord will understand how we don’t have time or energy to serve Him.
Jesus came to redeem mankind but He took time to pray and serve. Physically He was beaten and crucified. Nails didn’t hold the Son of God on Calvary but His love for us, yes! His love for us! Our love for Him and others will serve as a motivation to live a spiritually balanced life. We can’t do this by determination but our God’s power strengthening us through prayer and His Words.
The decisions we make have an impact on our lives. Some last for weeks, others for years and some for a lifetime. However, the decision to ask forgiveness of your sins and invite Christ by faith into your life is one that will last for eternity.
What I believed in is that if we live in a balanced spiritual life, everything follows. No matter how we fall to the ground due to imbalanced living, or failure and unsuccessful, in the end what’s important is that we know how to stand firm many times.