The Importance of Spiritual “BALANCE”
Balance defined as a noun-a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.(Mirriam Webster)
Balance defined as a verb-keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall (Mirriam Webster)
Spiritually speaking, if one applies either definition, spiritual balance is the mature application of spiritual concepts and values in correct proportions at the right times.(Authors Opinion)
There is a time for everything. There are seasons of life where we grow to maturity and learn how to manage life, work, emotions,conduct and conflict. Those persons who successfully manage the seasons of life are usually able to achieve a healthy balance between many obligations. Likewise, in our spiritual walk, we must maintain a healthy balance between many necessary obligations.
That being said, with the consistent daily guidance of our Lord Jesus Christ, we can maintain a much needed balance between the following. ( This is not a perfect or absolute list, just thoughts of the author regarding the things we need to balance) In different seasons of life, this list can shift to favor one characteristic in the partnership over the other but, in general we must keep a balance.
SPIRITUAL BALANCE PARTNER LIST
MAINTAIN A BALANCE BETWEEN
Study of the Bible:Reading and Meditating on the Word
Teaching: Being Taught
A Time for Everything…Ecclesiastes 3 (NIV)
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
There is a need for Spiritual Balance, seek God for wisdom and help so that balance is maintained in proper proportions at the right time.
© Dr. Fay Maureen Butler, 2017, Huldahs House Ministries Inc,