Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finding God's Balance

God does not care about our wealth or our bank balance,
Or our fine homes, fancy clothing or our fast shiny cars.
He does care that we find in living, and relaxing, a balance.
We work and we play, and we have so much to do and say,

Why did it take me so long to learn about God’s balance?

In our caring and sharing, witnessing and worship too, 
Why does my scale tip to one side with God’s balance?
Christ came to this earth to give us a more abundant life, 
It is the abundance of “things” that throws me off balance.

If I could but clear the deck of busily caring for things, 
I’d reach the serenity of my mind that brings a balance.
Things are supposed to make are lives easier and happier 
In accumulating I have lost what God does with balance.

All our lives we are taught to reach out and to achieve,
But somehow along the way we forget about balance.
I freely admit I get caught up in the ebb and flow of life 
Thinking little of what God’s word has said about balance.

It does not have to be mediocrity, it needs to be priority,

A proverbial “To Do” list maker is her own worst enemy, 
Because she refuses to give in and accept God’s balance.
Human nature can be an awesome and terrifying thing 
It can take control; we do not listen to the voice of balance.

I am to blame for putting other things first before Christ, 
Forgive me Lord, I do not adhere to your word about balance.
Each day I have to start anew and prioritize my daily work, 
Or I will I fall into the trap of not living with God’s balance.

Chaos occurs when trying to achieve perfection in all things.

Isaiah 2:3 ~ “And He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths....”

Psalm 37:7 ~ “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way.”

Galatians 6:8 ~ “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit real life everlasting.”

Hebrews 13:5 ~ “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee or forsake thee.``

Proverbs 21:5 ``The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but to everyone that is hasty only to want.

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