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Monday, August 27 2018

Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making.

-Proverbs 16:11


How do you live a balanced life? For most of us, this is a question that we ask ourselves with regularity. Am I getting a balanced diet? Am I able to have a healthy balance between work and home life? Am I getting the proper balance of activities that includes rest?


I call this desire for balance the faithful struggle for balance.We strive for balance in our lives but so often we feel like we're out of balance. If we were to apply the wisdom of Proverbs 16:11 we might say it like this; "I'm cheating on my diet. I'm short changing myself of rest. I'm overscheduled with work with less to give at home." Ouch!!! The scales don't lie and we know it so it becomes for most of us the faithful struggle for balance. "Honest scales and balance belong to the Lord."


If you are like me, sometimes it feels like my life hangs in the balance. Here is how that looks:

Where would you like to strive for balance in your life this week? Take time to pray and ask for God to grant you the wisdom to discern where you need to get back in balance; rest, diet, friendship, home life, or something else.


Hang in there and bring some balance back into your life. You might enjoy getting off the ledge!

Prayer for Today


Faithful God, restore in me the balance you desire for my life so that my soul will be restored and my spirit will be a living testimony to your goodness. Amen.
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