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New Life Daily Devotion - July 4, 2009

  • 2009 Jul 04

Out of Balance? 

Grow a wise heart—you’ll do yourself a favor; 
 keep a clear head—you’ll find a good life. 
Proverbs 19:8 MSG

Face facts: life is a delicate balancing act, a tightrope walk with over-commitment on one side and under-commitment on the other. And it’s up to each of us to walk carefully on that rope, not falling prey to pride (which causes us to attempt too much) or to fear (which causes us to attempt too little).

God’s Word promises us the possibility of abundance (John 10:10). And we are far more likely to experience that abundance when we lead balanced lives.

Are you doing too much—or too little? If so, it’s time to have a little chat with God. And if you listen carefully to His instructions, you will strive to achieve a more balanced life, a life that’s right for you and your loved ones. When you do, everybody wins.

We are all created differently. We share a common need to balance the different parts of our lives. 
Dr. Walt Larimore

It is important that we take time out for ourselves—for relaxation, for refreshment. 
Ruth Bell Graham

Always remember that we can learn to control our weaknesses through the power of the Holy Spirit and in doing so become well-balanced individuals who cannot be controlled by Satan. 
Joyce Meyer

Does God care about all the responsibilities we have to juggle in our daily lives? Of course. But He cares more that our lives demonstrate balance, the ability to discern what is essential and give ourselves fully to it. 
Penelope Stokes

Today’s Prayer

Father, let me find contentment and balance. Let Your priorities be my priorities, and when I have done my best, give me the wisdom to place my faith and my trust in You. Amen