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How to Have a Spiritual Balance

Having balance in our lives is very important to our well being as a person. Being out of balance can cause many difficulties in our lives both in the physical, and the spiritual realm of our daily lives.

That imbalance can wreak havoc on even the strongest person.

“We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.”– Paul Boese

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Having spiritual balance is necessary for life.

I. Connect to the Lord with a loving heart.

(Mark 12:29-31) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (KJV)

Two Types of Hearts

  1. The Renewed Heart
  2. The Unrenewed Heart

Biblical Facts about the renewed heart

The renewed heart is prepared to seek after God.

(2 Chronicles 19:3) Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God. (KJV)

(Ezra 7:10) For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments. (KJV)

(Psalms 10:17) LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: (KJV)

The renewed heart is fixed on God.

(Psalms 57:7) My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. (KJV)

(Psalms 112:7) He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. (KJV)

The renewed heart is wholly devoted to God.

(Psalms 9:1) I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. (KJV)

(Psalms 119:10) With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. (KJV)

(Psalms 119:69) The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. (KJV)

(Psalms 119:145) KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. (KJV)

Biblical facts about the unrenewed heart.

The unrenewed heart is far from God.

(Isaiah 29:13) Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (KJV)

(Matthew 15:8) This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. (KJV)

The unrenewed heart is not prepared to seek God.

(2 Chronicles 12:13-14) So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD. (KJV)

The unrenewed heart is darkened.

(Romans 1:20-21) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (KJV)

(Jeremiah 2:5) Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? (KJV)

II. Grow in body, mind, and spirit

(Romans 12:1-2) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (KJV)

(Ephesians 4:23) And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; (KJV)

(1 Peter 1:14) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (KJV)

III. Serve with hands that are willing.

(1 Peter 4:10-11) As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (KJV)

(Matthew 25:21) His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (KJV)

(1 Corinthians 4:1-2) Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. (KJV)

IV. Go with ready feet.

(Matthew 28:19-20) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: {teach…: or, make disciples, or, Christians of all nations} Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (KJV)

(Isaiah 52:10) The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. (KJV)

(Acts 2:42) And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. (KJV)

Four Steps to have Spiritual Balance

If you will follow these steps, then you will be doing what the Word of God teaches to have a spiritually balanced life.

  • Connect to the Lord with a loving heart.
  • Grow in body, mind, and spirit.
  • Serve with willing hands.
  • Go with ready feet.

Do you have a renewed heart?

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