Saturday, March 18, 2006
Balanced in God!
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing. John 15:5
You and I need balance in our life. In the physical and the natural world we must look after ourselves, and take good care of our body. We should eat vegetables, fruits, grains, eggs, fish etc. We should be appropriately dressed, according to the temperature around us. Usually we stay indoors to prepare meals, to rest, to sleep and to be safe in extreme weather conditions. The outdoors is very important as to get fresh air, to enjoy the sunshine and taking walks for exercise. This all helps us to stay happy, healthy and in good balance.
The most important part is your spiritual life; the real "you"; the condition of your soul. At some point in time we will die and face eternity. Therefore, we should make sure to prepare ourselves while we're alive, and be in good spiritual "balance".
Spiritual food for the Christian is The WORD, which is Jesus.
Doesn't He say: "Eat My flesh and drink My blood?" This is the BALANCE which Jesus is speaking about and referring to. It shows the closest relationship one can have with Jesus Christ.
In the spiritual world the balance does not mean "half of this and half of that" or "part this and part that" or some sort of MIX. You're rather in balance in/with God or in balance of deceit, either one.
My kingdom is not of this world. John 18:36a
The Christian Spiritual world is the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. The Three in ONE. We don't mix the world and the Trinity to get a balance.
We don't mix earthly convenience with the things of God, because this will cause IMBALANCE.
The believer, and follower of Christ, is in PERFECT balance when he/she walks in obedience unto His word and His revelation. The one who is out of Spiritual balance is the one who seeks to MIX.
God's balance lies in the words which Jesus spoke: "Abide in Me, and I in you." and "Not they that say Lord, Lord, but they that do the will of my Father."
We are the branches and He is the Vine. Our perfect balance then is depending upon Him alone, because He feeds us and He carries us. Our life-blood comes from the Vine and our support is the Vine.
For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. Romans 11:16