Category Archives: Balance

· October 5, 2017

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”
Proverbs 17:28 (ESV)

Consider talking less. You’re likely to learn a lot.

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· October 4, 2017

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17

Sometimes letting the past be in the past is a hard thing to do. If you’re attempting to create new habits or to let old habits go, be reminded that having the spirit of Christ in you allows you to be daily transformed – press into Him as you embark on the journey of this next season!

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· July 31, 2017

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9 (ESV)

Be patient. The Lord’s timing is perfect.

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· July 25, 2017

And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.
Mark 12:16,17

In the days of Jesus’ time in the flesh, the church authorities marveled at His responses to the testing they presented Him. Imagine if the people around us were marveled at the way we handled situations, with Christlike wisdom and candor. We have the Resource within us to do so. Press in and listen and be obedient to God’s guidance.

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· July 5, 2017

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

Spend less time trying to control your emotions and more time discerning how to respond to them.

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· May 18, 2017

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)

Instead of being hard on yourself regarding your weaknesses, look at them from this perspective.

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· November 28, 2016

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
Isaiah 1:17 (ESV)

Consider allowing only the above to be the burdens you carry.

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· November 17, 2016

“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.
Mark 8:5 (NIV)

Notice that Jesus asked His disciples what they had. He didn’t ask them to perform a miracle or feed the people, He just asked them to give what they had to work with. Offer up what you have and let Jesus do what only He can.

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· October 31, 2016

Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.
John 9:16 (ESV)

Too often division causes us to miss the beauty of miracles taking place. Make every effort to focus on God and what He is doing and not our differences of opinion.

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· October 27, 2016

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

Take this passage at face value. You don’t have to be anxious, if you’ve made your requests known to God. God knows, and God will handle. Let it go.

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