There are many types of gravel tracks or roads. Some so treacherous you can only drive on them with a 4x4, while others seem seemingly flat and easy to drive on. It is however these seemingly easy roads that can have the most dangerous problem. They may well have ditches and donga's running along side them. Loose control of the steering wheel and you can easily slide into a ditch on either side.
Learning spiritual balance is much like this. For instance if you spend too much time focused on reading the word of God and don't allow His Spirit to move in your life, you could well end up spiritually dry and legalistic.
If you focus too much on the Spirit, going from one Spirit ministry service to the next looking for a fresh touch from God and never spend time in the word, you could well end up being unable to work on the more practical aspects of your faith.
The key is to stay somewhere in the middle of the track. Ensure you keep your speed under control and keep a tight grip on the steering wheel. Ensure you have enough time for the word and ensure that you take the opportunities to attend services or spend time with friends where you can be ministered too through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 2/12/2013 08:56:00 PM
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This was a very good article with one theme that ran smoothly throughout - balance. We do need balance in our lives. Thank you for sharing this insightful devotional message.